Kent Online report that Player of the Year Michael Phillips says he would take a pay cut to sign a new deal with Maidstone.

The midfielder was out of contract at the end of last season and had seemingly played his last game for the club following relegation to National League South.

But he’s stayed in touch with head of football John Still and is keen on coming back – even on less money.

Phillips has had interest from a couple of long-distance National League clubs, and is training with one of them this week.

He’s also trained with a club closer to home from non-league’s top flight but the former Crystal Palace youngster is still without a team.

Phillips was happy at Maidstone – where he played well in numerous positions despite the side’s struggles – and would welcome the chance to return.

He said: “At the moment there’s no offer on the table from anywhere else.

“I’ve been to a couple of teams in pre-season.

“One of them, I went down there for a day just to meet the manager, who showed me around the place, but nothing’s come back from that.

“I’ve had a few calls with John Still about returning to Maidstone. I’m just waiting on that with the financial side and all that.”

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