Jack Paxman leaves Maidstone United: I’ve shared ups and downs but memories that will always last forever and made a lot of friends for life
MAIDSTONE UNITED midfielder Jack Paxman has signed for Billericay Town on transfer deadline day.
The Stones are rooted inside the bottom two in the Vanarama National League table, having collected 29 points from their 39 games and are 16 points adrift of safety with seven games to go.
Billericay Town are in seventh-place in the Vanarama National League South table and Paxman will team up with former Stones manager Harry Wheeler in his native Essex.
Paxman, 25, who was the Stones’ longest serving player, was part of the clubs Isthmian Premier and National League South title winning squads after joining Maidstone United from Witham Town in March 2015.
“The day has finally come, unfortunately my time at Maidstone United has come to an end,” Paxman said on his Twitter account.
“It’s fair to say that my four years spent at the club have been my favourite and also the most pivotal of my career so far.
“From the fans that have shown unreal support from day one right up until now, the staff that have been a massive part of my journey.
“Jay Saunders, especially, who brought me to the club and gave me the platform to show what I can do, I am forever grateful.
“My team mates along the way have been different class. I’ve shared ups and downs but memories that will always last forever and made a lot of friends for life.
“I hope the good times at Maidstone United return soon, because the club deserves it.”
Paxman added: “I now look forward to a much needed fresh start with Billericay and a play-off push.”
A Maidstone United statement added: “Pax was a popular member of the squad throughout his time at the (club) and will be remembered as somebody who always had time for supporters young and old, as well as being a regular and much-loved fixture at our coaching sessions and soccer schools.
“Everybody at Maidstone United wishes Jack all the best for his future career and thank him for all he has done during his four years at the club.”
Maidstone United travel to sixth-placed Harrogate Town on Saturday (15:00).
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