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Maidenhead United to assess possible replacements after Tarpey transfer

MAIDENHEAD United were to assess possible options for replacing Dave Tarpey this week, after the player’s deadline day move to Barnet.

Alan Devonshire said he’d sit down with his son Lee to go through some targets this week but added there was no rush to bring anyone in.

Reflecting on his involvement in Tarpey’s transfer on Thursday, August 31, Devonshire said: “I got a call at 8pm, we were just finishing training. They made a bid and we turned it down. Then Tarps phoned me saying he wanted to go if a deal could be sorted.

“I spoke to their chairman again and we thrashed a deal out. To be fair to Peter (Griffin) he did everything he could to push it through.

“Listen, I’m delighted for him, I’m gutted for us. But life moves on and it gives someone else an opportunity.

“Me and the boy will have a chat and we’ll have a few targets,” he said.

“We’ve got some enquiries to make.

“But there’s no rush, we want to get someone who’ll make a difference.

“If something comes up which we think will make us stronger we’ll get it done, but I’m not going to do some- thing just for the sake of it.”

United visit FC Halifax Town on Saturday before welcoming Tranmere Rovers to York Road on Tuesday, 7.45pm kick-off.

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