This is my last season for sure, says Ashford United striker Adrian Stone

Sunday 02nd February 2020

ASHFORD UNITED manager Tommy Warrilow has re-signed striker Adrian Stone, following his departure from their Isthmian League South East Division rivals Sevenoaks Town.

The 37-year-old has been used mainly as a substitute by Micky Collins this season and has returned to promotion-chasing Ashford United for the final three months of the campaign.

“I’ve played under Tommy Warrilow three times prior to now and of course know Ashford and Homelands so well,” Stone told the club website.

“How could I turn down a return to Ashford, especially whilst going for another promotion?

“I was a part of the last success at the club and I would love to be part of another.  I love the fans and I can’t wait to get started.”

Warrilow’s side are in second-place in the table with 46 points from their 23 league outings and are six points adrift of leaders Hastings United, who occupy the sole automatic promotion berth.

Stone is expected to hang up his boots on his playing career at the end of the season, stating, “this is my last season for sure.”

Stone came off the bench to score Ashford United’s final goal in their 5-0 home win over basement side East Grinstead Town at Homelands Stadium yesterday.

The Wasps have not won any of their 22 league games and are eight points adrift of Ramsgate, who are now managed by former East Grinstead Town manager, Matt Longhurst, who has lost four of his six games in charge of the Rams in all competitions since taking over at Southwood Stadium.

Ashford United are on the road to Sittingbourne on Tuesday night (19:45) and then Hastings United next Saturday (15:00).

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