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Alex Flisher

New deal for fans’ favourite Flish

Alex Flisher has agreed a new deal with Maidstone United, tying him to the club until summer 2018.

The 23-year-old, who made his debut in November 2011, has made more than 200 appearances and scored 50-plus goals. Those tallies would have been significantly higher had it not been for a serious knee injury that kept him out of the game for nine months.

First contracted by Jay Saunders in his first full season as Stones boss, this is the fifth occasion that the Maidstone-born midfielder has been offered new terms.

He said: “I am delighted to sign and get this new contract sorted. Being my local club it was an easy decision to make, especially with it being for two years. After my injury, some clubs might not give you that opportunity but it’s good that Jay and the club have.”

During his time with the club he’s been part of some of the biggest moments in recent history, including the homecoming and two promotions. It’s those successes and the club’s supporters that helped him reach his decision.

“Me and Millsy always looks back and say six years ago we were playing in Ryman South in front of 250 people and now we’re playing in front of 2,000,” he added. “It’s a big difference from when I first started and each season the club are progressing, so who knows where we’ll be in two years.

“The fans have always been great to me. While I was injured I was always getting messages to see how I was and when I’d be back playing. The response I get from them – whether I start or come on – is good and to hear your name sung is pretty special.”

Stones boss Jay Saunders added: “I am pleased to get this deal done. Flish has been an important part of what we’ve achieved at the club over the past few years. It’s good to see him getting back to his full fitness and I am hopeful that he’ll play a big part in the business end of the season.”

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