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Maidenhead United re-sign Tarpey on loan from Barnet FC

Maidenhead United have announced the loan signing of former striker Dave Tarpey on loan.

Tarpey will return on a short term loan from National League rivals Barnet until January 1, subject to the usual ratification by the league.

Tarpey had a hugely successful spell at York Road prior to joining the Bees in August 2017. He signed in 2014 and scored twice on debut against Sutton United. One of a handful of players retained by the club when Alan Devonshire took over from Johnson Hippolyte, Tarpey went on to play a crucial role in the 2016/17 National League South championship winning squad. He scored an incredible 46 goals in 45 games.

In his first spell with the club he netted 98 times in just 139 starts, nine as substitute.

Neil Maskell, York Road’s PA, said on the club’s website: “A popular and modest individual, Tarps is a great club man and we are delighted to see him return for a second spell with us.”

The Magpies have been busy in the transfer market in recent weeks, bringing Alfie Kilgour in on loan from Bristol Rovers and signing defender Seth Twumasi from Maidstone United.

Late last week the club bolstered their offensive options with the loan signing of Reece Cole from Brentford.

The academy product, 20, signed professional terms with the Bees in February 2016 and was an unused substitute for a number of the club’s Championship matches in 2015/16. He made his senior debut against Nottingham Forest the following March prior to signing a three-year contract. He has since enjoyed spells with Newport County and Yeovil Town, scoring his first senior goal against Coventry City. He has signed on loan until January 1.

First team scout Lee Devonshire said: “Reece is a technically gifted creative goal-scoring midfield player who is a different type to what we currently have in the squad. We have monitored him over the last year or so and due to our growing relationship with Brentford FC, who are always very good to deal with, we have finally got the deal done this week."

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