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Devonshire expects more will follow Ayo through the door at Maidenhead United

After wrapping up a deal for their number one defensive target, Ayo Obileye, Alan Devonshire said this week he expects two or three more signings to be made in the coming weeks.

So far this close season the headlines have been made by the players departing, but in recent weeks Devonshire has begun to redress the balance.

Max Worsfold has signed from Staines Town, another player – who’s under contract and can’t yet be unveiled – has agreed to join, and now Obileye becomes the third to agree terms with the club. Devonshire is confident he can add a new centre-forward to that list this week, and he’s also got his eye on making some ‘prize signings’.

“I’m pleased about Ayo because he was our number one target for centre half,” said Devonshire (above).

“He’s different to Jake (Goodman), more mobile and he can play at right back and in centre midfield as well. Hopefully he’ll do well for us. We’ve had four leave us, with Jake going, and so far we’ve brought in three. I’d like to think we’ll have a centre forward in by next week but you just don’t know.

“I’ve got my eye on another three or four, and I’d expect to bring in three in the next few weeks, at a minimum two.

“Me and the boy (Lee Devonshire, his son and club scout) talk every day. We get players thrown at us all the time. We hope to get another couple in and then we can look at some prize signings, players that are going to be better than what we’ve already got.”

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