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Odametey flies Magpies nest to become a Dagger but Chris is a Dunn deal

The comings and goings at York Road continued this week with the arrival of goalkeeper Chris Dunn swiftly followed by the departure of popular midfielder Harold Odametey to Dagenham & Redbridge.

Odametey, 26, joined the Magpies following their promotion to the National League and has enjoyed two impressive seasons for the club. He has joined the Daggers on a year-long deal.

Odametey played 44 times for United last season, finding the net just once in the side's 4-3 victory over Aldershot Town on Boxing Day.

The midfielder joined the Magpies from Hampton & Richmond Borough having previously played for Kingstonian, Walton & Hersham, Carshalton Athletic and Harrow Borough.

On Twitter Odametey said: "I would like to thank the fans, the players and the staff for giving me an amazing two years at the club.

"It's been a roller-coaster of highs and lows, but ultimately it's been a high. I've met some people I'll never forget.

"I want to thank the gaffer for trusting in me and giving me the opportunity to flourish and want to thank the coaching staff for the help they have provided.

"The fans made me feel like one of their own and for that you'll always have a place in my heart #MayTheSauceBeWithYou."

His departure follows the arrival last week of a new goalkeeper Chris Dunn - United's fourth signing of the summer.

The 31-year-old - most recently the custodian for Walsall - is 6ft5ins tall and is richly experienced in league and non league football. He's played for Northampton, Coventry, Yeovil and Cambridge and also spent two seasons with Wrexham in the National League.

Dunn was between the sticks for the Dragons in the Magpies first ever home fixture in the National League and kept a clean sheet as they completed a double over the side at the Racecourse Ground later that season. It was one of 15 clean sheets he kept for Wrexham last season.

Starting his league career at Northampton,Dunn played in the Cobblers' famous League Cup victory at Liverpool in 2010. He also kept a clean sheet for Cambridge United when they held Manchester United to a goalless draw in the FA Cup in January 2015. In between times he sampled Championship football for Coventry City and Yeovil Town.

Chief Scout Lee Devonshire remarked: "Chris Dunn joins us with a wealth of experience both in the National League and the Football League. He is an experienced goalkeeper who played the last 4 games in League One this year for Walsall. He was first choice 'keeper at Wrexham the season before last and at 6 foot 5 will be a big signing for us in more ways than one."

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