01:06PM, Tuesday 14 January 2020
Maidenhead United have confirmed the departure of striker Jake Cassidy to League 2 Stevenage, with his new club claiming a five figure fee has been agreed between the two clubs.
Subject to approval from the FA, Cassidy will move to the club currently sitting bottom of the football league, and Magpies boss Alan Devonshire has been left with one less striking option as he looks to navigate the side to National League safety.
Cassidy’s time at Maidenhead has not exactly been a qualified success. He’s scored only five league goals and once in the FA Cup during Maidenhead’s 3-1 defeat to Rotherham United.
Things began promisingly enough with Cassidy heading home the winner on the opening day of the season at Stockport County, but the goals dried up after that.
He scored from the spot in the side’s 4-1 win over Chorley and was on target in the 3-0 win at Sutton United.
The last of his league goals came in the side’s 4-3 away win at Dover Athletic in late November.
In many ways he’s been overshadowed by strike partner Danny Whitehall, who’s netted 12 times for the club in all competitions, but, he was a trusted first team player and regularly led the line for the Magpies despite his failure to score on a regular basis.
After starting his career in Wales, the 26-year-old signed for Wolves before making an impact while on loan at Tranmere Rovers.
He’s also played for Oldham and had spells at Guiseley, Hartlepool and Maidstone before he became Maidenhead’s seventh summer signing last year.
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