The Maidenhead Advertiser say Alan Devonshire is preparing for another summer of upheaval after admitting that three or four of the club’s best players are likely to leave in the off-season.

Last summer Harry Pritchard, Sam Barratt, Sean Marks, Max Kilman and Jake Goodman all moved on to pastures new and the Magpies’ inability to adequately replace them led to the side’s poor start to the campaign.

This week goalkeeper Carl Pentney became the first of his crop to fly the nest and Devonshire knows there’s likely to be plenty of interest in others who’ve stood out in black and white.

“We’re going to lose three or four players again, without a doubt, because they’ve had good seasons,” said Devonshire after Saturday’s 2-0 win over Chesterfield.

“We’ll just have to wait and see (what happens). Me and the boy will sit down and go through what targets we’ve got. We’re signing someone tomorrow, a young lad who we like (Henry Landers, 18, from North Leigh).

“I’ve learned some lessons, definitely. In the first half of the season I probably took too long to change things and that won’t happen again next year I hope.”

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