Maidstone United re-sign Jack Paxman and Michael Phillips while three join Chelmsford City

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

MAIDSTONE UNITED have confirmed that Jack Paxman and Michael Phillips have signed on the dotted line to stay with the club.

Paxman will be back to start his fifth season with the Stones, having joined from Witham Town in March 2015.

The fans’ favourite has gone on to make 123 appearances and is second only to goalkeeper Lee Worgan in the current appearance holder chart.

Manager Jay Saunders told “I’ve got a lot of time and respect for Pax and I am delighted to get him back for another season. He’s improved year-on-year and I still think there’s more to come from him.

“He’s got a season of daytime training under his belt and with a solid pre-season, he will have a big part to play for us.”

There was fierce competition for Phillips’ signature but former Crystal Palace man, who captained the under 23s, has committed his immediate future to the Stones.

He arrived at the club in March and made an immediate impact in the final weeks of the season.

Saunders added: “In that short spell at the end of last season I saw so much potential and I know there’s more to come. He’s showed he’s got more than what it takes to make the step up to men’s football.

“There were a lot of clubs in for him but he’s enjoyed his time here and I am delighted to get his signature.”

Meanwhile, Vanarama National League South side Chelmsford City have snapped up left-back Joe Anderson and midfielders Tom Wraight and Jai Reason from the club.

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