Maidstone United’s Stuart Lewis will be leaving the Gallagher Stadium.

The team captain handed in a transfer request this week and following talks with chief executive Bill Williams and manager Harry Wheeler, Maidstone United have agreed to circulate Lewis’ name to clubs in the National League.

Williams said: “It came as somewhat of a shock when Stuart asked to leave as he is held in such high regard by management, players and supporters alike.

“Harry and I had a lengthy discussion with him and came to the conclusion that it was in the best interests of both parties to grant his wish to move on.”