07:30PM, Wednesday 09 June 2021
Josh Coley and Danilo Orsi-Dadomo
Alan Devonshire revealed Maidenhead United have signed ‘three or four’ new players to bolster their squad following the departure of Josh Coley and imminent exit of Danilo Orsi-Dadomo.
On Tuesday evening, the club confirmed Coley’s transfer into league football with Exeter City able to secure the winger’s signature for an undisclosed fee.
After a memorable season at York Road, striker Orsi-Dadomo has been tipped for a switch into League 2 next and the Advertiser were told this week that his move could be announced soon.
Magpies boss Devonshire believes a few more will also be on their way out of the club leaving him and son Lee to work around the clock to build a new and improved squad for next season.
“We’re very busy at the moment resigning players and signing new ones,” he said. “Me and Lee are happy with the work we’ve done but know there’s plenty more to do.
“Coley will be missed, and I know Danilo is going to a club in League 2 aswell. There are still some decisions to be made with other players potentially leaving. There are a couple that we didn’t want to leave but that’s the way it goes - there will be more news in the coming weeks.
“We’ve signed three or four, but the news won’t be out there until July 1 because of their current contracts and that. At the end of the day, we want to improve and if players are available that are better than what we’ve already got in that position, then we’ll have no hesitation in getting them.”
Having played through just the one campaign at York Road, Devonshire admitted it was ‘disappointing’ to lose 22-year-old Coley and 25-year-old Orsi-Dadomo. However, the Magpies boss knows deep down it is for the better of the players’ careers.
“It’s disappointing, but it’s also pleasing that you’ve helped the lads progress and push on in their careers,” said Devonshire.
“We took a punt on Josh and Danilo and it worked out for us. That’s good on the scouting part from my boy.
“If they go on to have really good careers then you’d like to think we were the team that found them and pushed them that way to go on.
“It’s a double edged sword really.
“It’s frustrating to lose them after a year but it’s also pleasing to see them go. Good luck to them, they’re both good lads. I hope they do well.”
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