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Maidstone United's Twumasi looking forward to Gary Johnson reunion despite rejecting Cheltenham

Seth Twumasi could easily be playing for Maidstone's opponents in the FA Cup first round this weekend.

Twumasi had two chances to join his old Peterborough, Northampton and Yeovil manager Gary Johnson at League 2 Cheltenham last season.

He inadvertently blew the first opportunity by making what was due to be a one-off appearance for Maidstone in the Kent Senior Cup, meaning the Robins could no longer sign him outside the transfer window.

Johnson offered his old favourite another chance in January only for Twumasi to stay at Maidstone.

Twumasi said: "He was surprised I said no because he thought he was giving me a chance to come back into the Football League.

"He was expecting it to be a guaranteed yes but I gave him my reasons why I couldn't and he understood.

"He's a manager that's taken me everywhere.

"He knows me inside out and it was hard to turn him down.

"He kind of called me a traitor because he thought when he needed me I went the other way.

"He's been loyal to me. Even when I was injured for two years at Northampton he gave me a chance to go to Yeovil in the Championship when no one else would have touched me because I hadn't kicked a ball for so long.

"When I turned him down he wasn't very happy but that's part of football.

"It'll be good to see him on Saturday.

"We'll have a long chat but not until after the game because I'm there to do my job for Maidstone."

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