Still Knows Stones Must Be Ready For A Big Summer Rebuild

He may not be quite ready to accept relegation, but John Still accepts his thoughts are already turning towards next season.

The Maidstone United manager has spoken about the future as the club look to end a campaign to forget on a high.

The Stones are now 14 points from National League safety and realistically will need to win most of their remaining eight fixtures to stand any chance.

Still is a realist - even if he refuses to wave the white flag.

But whatever happens in the final six weeks of the season he is determined to make sure they don’t limp into the summer.

“Of course we’re not going to say we’re down until mathematically it’s no longer possible to stay up,” the former Barnet and Dagenham boss said.

“It’s been difficult but we need to have a good think about things.

“It’s about rebuilding the club and working hard to get it back to where we all feel it should be.

“It’s a fantastic football club. If it is to be relegation, we need to try our very best to find a way of getting it back up again. The fans here deserve that.

“Of course it’s a rebuilding job but we have games still to play and nobody is giving up here.”

Maidstone have a Kent derby with Ebbsfleet to look forward to this weekend before they travel to Harrogate Town seven days later.

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