Maidstone United sign defender Lewis Knight: I came and met John Still and I liked what they had to say so I jumped at the opportunity to join the club
MAIDSTONE UNITED have made former St Albans City centre-half Lewis Knight as their first summer signing.
Knight, 26, has previously played for East Thurrock United, Concord Rangers and Welling United and has signed a one-year deal with the relegated Kent club.
“I’m delighted to get the move over the line and get it down nice and early ahead of next season,” the 6’ 4” defender told www.maidstoneunited.co.uk.
“I had a call from John Still, who said he had come to watch me play and felt I would be a good fit for the club.
“I came and met him and Hakan (Hayrettin) and I liked what they had to say so I jumped at the opportunity to join the club.
“I am an old school centre-half but I like to try and play as well. It’s a dream come true to play full-time football and I feel I can only get better and improve myself as a player.
“I’ll keep myself ticking over during the summer and I’m looking forward to coming back in July and showing everyone what I can offer.”
The Stones suffered the drop from the Vanarama National League after winning nine of their 46 league games and finished on 34 points, six points adrift of Havant & Waterlooville in the table.
Maidstone United did win the Kent Senior Cup after beating their league rivals Bromley 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Hayes Lane on 16 April.
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