Muhammadu Faal made his Maidstone home debut last Tuesday vs Braintree Town

Preview: Maidstone United Aim to Replicate FA Cup Success in Showdown Against League Leaders Yeovil Town

Maidstone United striker Muhammadu Faal believes that “the sky is the limit” for his side as they face top of the table Yeovil Town on Saturday afternoon at the Gallagher Stadium.

The Stones are currently 4th in the National League South, with their Somerset opponents 19 points ahead at the top of the league.

George Elokobi’s side have been at the forefront of English media this week after pulling off one of the great FA Cup shocks by knocking Championship high-flyers Ipswich Town out of the fourth round.

“The place has been buzzing the whole week,” Faal said.

“We are going to try and take that energy into the game. Everyone has been really happy and focused. We know what we can do but I think the boys winning that FA Cup game has boosted belief and morale even more.”

Maidstone have shown a slight dip in form recently, with just two wins in their last eight league games, but Faal is confident his side can turn that around on Saturday.

“The preparations are going really well,” said Faal. “We’ve watched and studied them (Yeovil) and done are own work on them but it’s about us and what we can do now.

“We are a good team and we’re going to go out on Saturday and show that.”

New signing Faal sat out last week’s win at Portman Road and will not feature in the FA Cup this season for Maidstone after being cup-tied with previous side Havant & Waterlooville, but has started life in Kent brilliantly scoring in both his two league appearances.

“For me personally I’m just happy to be here, involved in something good,” said Faal. “This is a club that’s going places and I’m playing every week.

“I know things can change in football and I can stop playing but at the same time it’s great to be a part of something so special.”

Faal is a name known to many in the lower half of the football pyramid, scoring 39 goals in the Isthmian League Premier Division for Enfield Town in the 2021/22 season, before moving to Havant & Waterlooville last season where he scored a further 22 goals in the National League South.

Faal already has ten league goals to his name this season and believes that his new side have what it takes to gain promotion to the National League.

“The aim is the play-offs”, said Faal. “Hopefully we can go on a good run, put a string of wins together and who knows where it can take us.

“The sky is the limit for this team but the play-offs are ultimately the target so that we can get in there and have the chance to fight for promotion.”

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