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Cox and Comley are Maidenhead United FC's first signings of the summer

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Cox and Comley are Maidenhead United FC's first signings of the summer

James Comley has signed a permanent deal with Maidenhead United

Originally published on Wednesday, May 18.

Maidenhead United manager Alan Devonshire, who has signed a contract extension at York Road, has made a couple of transfer breakthroughs as he looks to strengthen the Magpies for next season.

United have announced the signing of striker Jordan Cox from Billericay while James Comley has signed a permanent deal after his loan move from St Albans City lapsed at the end of the season.

Cox’s move to York Road sees him reunited with Devonshire, who signed him for Braintree Town in 2012.

After being released by the Iron last season he moved to Billericay where he notched 10 goals in the closing stages of the campaign.

Comley’s arrival from St Albans in February coincided with the Magpies’ best form of the season.

He helped pull United out of their mid-winter slump and was key player in their play-off push.

Devonshire hopes to persuade three or four players to come to York Road this summer to strengthen a side that finished last season’s National League South campaign in seventh.

But one player who won’t be in black and white next season is Gavin James who has moved to Slough Town.

“I’m still talking with players,” said Devonshire. “It’s still early days and I’m not really looking in just one or two positions. If there’s a player that can improve us I’ll try and bring him in.

“The core of last season’s squad has agreed to stay on but there will be three or four players coming in and three or four leaving us because our budget hasn’t changed from last season.

“The plan is to bring in better players than the ones who leave.”

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