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MAWSON BACK AT MAIDENHEAD

20 February 2013

Development Squad defender joins Blue Square Bet South side

Development Squad central defender Alfie Mawson has signed on for a second loan spell at Maidenhead United. 
Alfie played six games for Maidenhead, who play in the Blue Square Bet South, over the Christmas and New Year period. 
He has signed a new agreement with the Berkshire club which will begin tomorrow and run until April 27. 
After returning from his first spell at Maidenhead, Alfie said: “It was really good going out on loan; I think it was really beneficial to me. 
“I think I learned how to be a bit dirtier and learned more about that side of the game. 
“It was good but it was rugged as well. 
“You were getting pushed, punched, elbowed, kicked and while League One is rugged it’s not as bad, so if you can cope at that level you can definitely cope in League One. 
“I think I have come back a better player in some respects. 
“Getting that little bit more aggression helped and that’s something I need to work on. 
“While I was there I took a few too many touches in possession but I have learnt from the mistakes. 
“Now I won’t try and run out with the ball or take too many chances but just play it simple as I see it. 
“I enjoy having that pressure on my shoulders and knowing that if we keep a clean sheet the players get a bonus, if someone scores they get a bonus, if we win they get a bonus. 
“At the end of the day it is a job it is not a kick-about any more.” 
There are now five Brentford Academy players getting experience at lower levels while two more have just finished loan spells. 
Brentford scholar Josh Clarke has returned to Carshalton Athletic. 
Josh is in the second year of a two-year scholarship but qualifies for the Club’s Under-21 side due to his age and was at Carshalton over the Christmas and New Year period on a work experience deal. 
He scored on his debut for Carshalton and played seven games in total for the Ryman Premier League outfit. 
He has gone back to Carshalton on a second work experience deal, which means he can play for The Bees if needed. 
He has been joined by 18-year-old midfield player Tyrell Miller-Rodney, who is also in the second year of his scholarship but too old for the Youth Team. 
Max Herbert has just broken in to the First Team at Ashford Town (Middlesex), who play in the Evo-Stick Southern League Central Division. 
He has been with Ashford on a work experience basis and that deal will continue. 
Emmanuel Oyeleke, who is on a Development Squad contract at Griffin Park but has been given a squad number for the season by Manager Uwe Rösler, is with Northampton Town. 
He joined The Cobblers in January and his loan will run until next Tuesday, February 26. 
Youth Team players Myles Hippolyte and Stefan Tomasevic have ended their work experience placements. 
Myles was with Southall FC, of the Spartan South Midlands League Division One. 
He scored on his debut and made an impact in his other appearances, setting up a crucial goal in a cup tie against Ashford Town’s Second XI. 
Stefan was with Northwood, of the Evo-Stick Southern League Central Division. 
He played three times for The Wood and was involved in two wins and a draw.

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