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Maidenhead United new boy Henry Landers keen to prove himself at York Road

Aidan Jones

Henry Landers has said he is keen to prove himself at a higher lever after signing for Maidenhead United, writes Aidan Jones. 

The 18-year-old, who joined the Magpies from North Leigh of Evo Stik Division 1, will attempt to make the grade in the National League when the season gets underway in August.

Alan Devonshire says they have signed the teenager - who netted 15 times for North Leigh last season - to be in and around the first team but added it's up to the player to show he can handle the step up.

"It is a big step for me to try out, with them being in the top division of non-league," said Landers."

“But it is something that I am looking forward to. I have spoken to the gaffer when I signed.

“I am looking forward to working with him, and he plays the same style as football which suits me so I cannot wait to get going. It Is going to be hard to step up, but I am up for it and I want to prove myself again, in a better league.

“I want to play at the highest level and hopefully with Maidenhead, it gives me the platform to push on with my new club."

Devonshire added: “The National League is a lot more physical than what he is used to so if he can handle it then he will be a good addition to us.

“He has done well so far, and it is what attracted us to him. We have signed him to be in and around the first team, he has the platform now and it is down to the boy.”

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