Maidstone United should never have been forced into having to furlough the club’s players and staff.

That is the view expressed by manager Hakan Hayrettin following Stones’ announcement at the end of last week.

Former Braintree Town boss Hayrettin said as part of a club statement:

“We have been and continue to be determined to bring success to this club, but we all know that its future survival is of paramount importance.

“This situation is not of our club’s making and should never have been allowed to happen, but my staff and I will do all we can to ensure the club survives to fight another day.

“To our fans, I ask you to stick with us as you’ve done until now. Your support is more important today than perhaps at any time since 1992.”

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