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Tarpey hopes loan move to Maidenhead United will be a win-win for all parties

Maidenhead United are hoping to reap the benefits of Dave Tarpey’s loan move back to York Road this month, and the striker is confident the deal can be a win-win for all parties.

The striker, who scored 46 goals in 45 matches as Maidenhead lifted the National League South trophy two years ago, has had a miserable run of luck since signing for Barnet in the 2017/18 season.

Just two games into his stint there he suffered an ACL injury that’s kept him sidelined until this season. While out of action the Bees were relegated to the National League, but Tarpey – who started Tuesday's 1-1 draw against Ebbsfleet for Maidenhead – says he's now ready to prove his worth again.

“I’m finally feeling fit and sharp after a long, hard 14 months,” Tarpey told the Maidenhead club website. 

“I feel ready to play regularly and hopefully start scoring goals again.

“I can’t wait to return, once I had the idea that I may be going out on loan there was only one team I wanted to go to. I’m really glad the two clubs could agree for me to come back for 4/5 weeks.

“I’m using the loan period to get some good minutes under my belt, hopefully score a few goals, and help Maidenhead up the table. I want to leave them in a better position come January and return to Barnet ready to push for a starting place there.”

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