12:43PM, Tuesday 07 May 2019
Maidenhead United have signed the former Aldershot Town forward Shamir Fenelon.
The 24-year-old ex Republic of Ireland u21s international has spent the last three seasons with National League Aldershot and also has plenty of football league experience.
Having started out at Brighton & Hove Albion, Shamir has played at Torquay United, Rochdale, Dagenham & Redbridge, Tranmere Rovers and Crawley. He links up with the Magpies ahead of their third National League campaign. He spent much of last season on the sidelines at the Recreation Ground after suffering a long term.
Fenelon becomes the Magpies second signing of the summer, after 18-year-old Henry Landers joined from North Leigh.
Chief Scout Lee Devonshire is delighted by the club's early acquisition. He said: "Shamir is someone who we have liked for a while now.
"He has experience of playing in the football league with the likes of Crawley and he was a key ingredient in the Aldershot team that finished in the playoffs the season before last.
"He can play anywhere along the front 3 positions, has pace, power and is capable of scoring and creating goals. He is the right age and fits the profile of the type of player we are looking to bring in this summer to join the existing members of the group."
The Magpies are braced for a number of comings and goings this summer, with goalkeeper Carl Pentney, striker Adrian Clifton and midfielder Max Worsfold having already announced their departures from York Road.
Magpies manager Alan Devonshire said at the end of the season he expected at least three or four of last season's squad to leave over the summer.
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