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Magpies Swoop For Ruby And Mendes

Conference South club Maidenhead United have signed central defender Matt Ruby and young forward Tony Mendes.

Manager Johnson Hippolyte said Ruby (pictured), a 27-year-old defender, who played for Hampton & Richmond Borough last season, fitted in nicely alongside Mark Nisbet in Tuesday's 3-1 defeat at Hendon.

The Magpies also fought off competition from clubs in the area to sign 20-year-old striker Mendes.

"Matt's come from Hampton & Richmond where injuries meant he missed a lot of last season," said Hippolyte.

"He's strong and good on the ball, and is absolutely what we're looking for in that price range."

Speaking about Mendes, Hippolyte said: "He's a young lad, with great potential but isn't the finished article yet.

"He reminds me a bit of Alex Wall when he came to the club. He's raw and a little green, but if he works hard the world is his oyster."

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