Tuesday 29th March 2005

Hume makes changes for trip to Reachfields

LLOYD HUME is looking to make a couple of changes to the Maidstone United squad, including a possible recall for both himself and Neil Miller to the starting line-up for their trip to Hythe Town tonight, writes Stephen McCartney.

James Holder once again retains his place in the squad although he may drop to the bench, and after a successful debut against Greenwich Borough, Lee Sperring could well continue up front.

Looking forward to the game, Hume felt since the Stones' last trip to Hythe, which ended in defeat, there has been a lot of changes to the squad and he remained confident that the Stones could return to winning ways tonight.

He told the club's website: "Since that defeat, there have been a lot of personnel changes and spirits are high in the squad now.

"We played some good football and we had more enough chances to finish Greenwich off last Wednesday, but in the end, it was a mistake that cost us two points."

On the injury front, despite having to come off in the 1-1 draw with Greenwich, Sam Tydeman seems to have recovered from the tight hamstring he was suffering.  As for the long term injured, Peter Overton's latest scan showed up some damage to both his ankle ligaments and bones, but with physiotherapy, he should be back in time for pre-season.

Ryan Royston played his first full game last week and is well on the road to recovery.

With his enforced absence from football, Royston has been attempting to gain some coaching qualifications, which saw him become involved with Thamesmead Town's reserve side.  After a run out with them last week he suffered no bad reactions and looks set to rejoin the Stones for pre-season training as well.

Meanwhile, Lloyd Miller will also be aiming for a return to pre-season, as he slowly recovers from the shin splints he developed two months ago.


Hythe Town v Maidstone United
Go Travel Kent League Premier Division
Tuesday 29th March 2005
Kick Off 7:45pm
at Reachfields Stadium, Fort Road, Hythe