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    Default Sam Barratt - Signing confirmed

    Supposedly the imminent signing mentioned in the Echo.

    22-years-old, 5 goals, 9 assists in 32 games for Maidenhead this season and available on a free transfer.

    Joined them from Bracknell Town in 2014 and this has been his first season as a regular in the team. Previously had trials with Bristol Rovers, Oxford and Crystal Palace.

    Usually plays left wing but has also played up-front, off a centre-forward, on the right and central midfield.

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    Youtube highlights fwiw (not much as who looks crap in their highlights reel?)
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    Post Shrimpers set to sign new winger

    SOUTHEND United are close to completing their first signing of the summer, Echosport understands.


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    Wow... its still May!? What is Powell doing of? This isnt the Southend way.

    Looks decent on those clips and I love that he's dipped into the Non-league for signings.
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    Given how early this is I wouldn't be surprised if this has been on the cards for a couple of months. Obviously a player immediately earmarked by our new recruitment team.

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    I know its just youtube highlights but he looks a decent player, comfortable using either foot and has some skill. But most importantly... we finally have our long throw expert to replace Lenny!

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    Looks pacey, and half decent at crossing, his highlights often showed him taking the wrong option and needs to work on shot accuracy, hopefully we can improve what looks a good prospect.

    Funny to see Gomes get carded in the highlights for bringing him down!

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    I'm 2 minutes 40 seconds into that highlight reel and Maidenhead's (lack of) finishing is quite something. He's been robbed of about half a dozen assists already because they can't convert from inside the 6 yard box.
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    From the YouTube clip he has good delivery, gets into the box. I'm often a critic of non-league signings because a majority of time they don't work out but it is and I am excited about this signing.

    It makes a change to be signing a player young hungry and on their way up whether that's from the non-league or not, than experienced and on their way down.
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    Mind you, Michael Ricketts looked good in youtube!
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    Looks like the old West Ham connection of Keen and Devonshire .

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    About time we had a Barratt at Roots Hall, been too long without one

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    Only 22, coming from non-league will be a cheap back-up to Kightly and Macca and has potential to improve. Good bit of business IMO
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    I saw him score 2 in a 5-2 win last game of the season and he looked quite good against opposition who had to attack but nowhere near ready to play 2 levels higher........yet?

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    Another long throw in and dead ball specialist...........and more. Sign him up!
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