Today Jay Saunders has added further strength to the midfield area with the signing of central midfield play-maker Jai Reason.
Twenty-seven-year-old Jai Reason an ex Ipswich Town trainee has plenty of National league experience gained whilst playing for Eastleigh and more recently Boreham Wood.
The interesting aspect with this signing is the increased competition for places in the midfield will undoubtedly result in players having to consistently perform to retain a place in the first team.
Harry Phipps has been a stand out player over pre-season and he will want to keep this form going to have any chance of staking a place, whilst Jack Paxman will need to raise his game with today’s signing to command a first team place.
The addition of a play-maker in midfield also adds an extra dimension to the team enabling the team to not only play through the wings but through the centre of the park as well.
The signing is a welcome one, but additional strength is required in the defence particularly in the centre back positions.
An injury to Magnus Okuonghae, Kevin Lokko and Seth Nana Twumasi could result in no back up in the centre back positions with Josh Hare playing right back.
Jay Saunders has been shrewd with his dealings in the transfer market and the squad is the strongest Maidstone United squad assembled to date.
Maidstone United do have many players on trial so maybe Jay Saunders has a few of these players in mind.
However, the clock is ticking and with the start of the National league season just two weeks away you would expect further announcements shortly.