Maidstone United chief executive Bill Williams has said the club still have ‘a huge financial shortfall’ that needs to be addressed in order for them to complete the season.

In his latest update, Williams acknowledged the help that the recent financial package from the National Lottery funding had provided, but said:

“We still have a huge financial shortfall that needs to be addressed if we are going to complete the season. Although the recent financial package from The National Lottery has been a help, and we are grateful for the assistance, we still need to find extra revenue streams to add to this.

“There are still many uncertainties as to what happens after December, when the funding stream ends. There have been calls in Parliament this week to allow fans at our level from the New Year.

“I have to admit that I do struggle at times to understand how 600 spectators, which have been allowed at a level below us, couldn’t be completely Covid-safe in an open-air stadium like we have here in Maidstone that has a capacity of 4,175.”

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