George McLennan is targeting a top-10 finish after returning to the National League with Maidstone.

That’s boss Jay Saunders’ aim and McLennan doesn’t like to disappoint his manager – just ask Cheltenham chief Gary Johnson.

Three years ago, the left-back was part of a Robins team who were told by Johnson in pre-season they were going to win the league.  It was a bold claim but, nine months later, they were champions.

McLennan, 22, intends to help Saunders fulfil his ambitions at United.

He said: “I know the league well. I got out of it once. It was instilled in us from day one at Cheltenham.

“The manager just said, ‘right, we are going to win this league,’ so he made us all believe it and we ended up doing it. It was interesting because he was so sure and that got through to the players.

“In my head I believed we would win it. It was a good mentality to have.

“I asked Jay what his ambitions were for Maidstone and he said a top-10 finish would be a great achievement but he said anything can happen.

“From what I’ve seen, the quality in the team is good and there’s no reason why we can’t do that and more.”

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