Ferdinand says he'll bring a lot of energy to Maidenhead United's midfield

Having persuaded Sam Barratt to commit his future to the club, there was further good news for Magpies fans on Monday with the news that midfielder Kane Ferdinand had signed from Woking.

In a week which saw Maidenhead lose its Montserrat connection, following the departures of James Comley and Rohan Ince, Ferdinand’s move came as a welcome boost to the club’s hopes of building on last season’s impressive campaign.

Neither Ince, who has gone in the opposite direction to Woking, or Comley are natural goalscorers, and manager Alan Devonshire hopes Ferdinand can bring his fair share of goals to the side.

Speaking to the club following his move, Ferdinand said: “I can bring quite a lot of energy to the team.

“I can help them press high and be on the front foot. But I can also be in both boxes. I can defend my box and get into the other box and try to score goals. I believe I can be an asset to the team.”

Ferdinand, the cousin of former Premier League stars Les, Rio and Anton, made 40 starts and one substitute appearance for the Cards last season, scoring six goals, five more than Ince and Comley managed between them in the league. He also headed a consolation goal in Woking’s 2-1 defeat to Maidenhead at York Road in April.

The 28-year-old previously played for Peterborough United in the Championship and has also had spells in the Football League playing for Southend United and Dagenham & Redbridge before making more than 150 appearances for the Cards.