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Nisbet `Over The Moon` to Stay

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Mark Nisbet has agreed terms to stay with Vanarama National League South club Maidenhead United for a tenth successive season – decision which makes him feel “over the moon.”

Nisbet describes himself as feeling “over the moon” to have signed to enter his tenth season with Maidenhead.

“It is an honour and a pleasure to play for the club and it has become a second home to me over the years,” Nisbet said. “I am looking forward to my tenth season, hoping it will be a successful one.

It will be strange without Johnson Hippoylte, who taught me so much and got me to where I am today. He was more than just a manager, he is a mentor and a friend. With that said, I am very excited and looking forward to working under Alan Devonshire, who, I know, is a very talented manager.

“The squad is looking very strong this year, and we are all hoping for a successful season.”

The 28-year-old central defender was signed by the Magpies in the summer of 2006 by then manager Carl Taylor on the recommendation of Richie Goddard, who had spotted him playing for Flackwell Heath.

He made his debut on the opening day of the season at Gloucester City, initially playing in a midfield role.

Later that season under new manager Johnson Hippolyte, Nisbet wrote his name into the United history books by scoring the only goal of the game in the play-off semi-final at King’s Lynn, ending the season as the club’s young player of the year.

Already a key member of team, Nisbet soon settled into his familiar position at the heart of the Maidenhead defence, becoming club captain in time to lift the Berks & Bucks Cup in 2010 – a feat he repeated again in May.
Admired by the fans for his absolute commitment to the Magpie cause, he has faced frustrating spells on the sidelines through injury but, nevertheless, he was named for the 300th time in the starting line-up at Gosport Borough in October and now stands eighth in the all-time list of Maidenhead United appearances.

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