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George Maris makes Cambridge United exit




George Maris has left Cambridge United to join Mansfield Town. Picture: Keith Heppell
George Maris has left Cambridge United to join Mansfield Town. Picture: Keith Heppell

George Maris has left Cambridge United to join Mansfield Town.

The 24-year-old midfielder has made the switch to Field Mill after the clubs reached agreement for the move on undisclosed terms, bringing to an end four years at the Abbey Stadium.

Maris, who joined the U's from Barnsley in 2016, scored 20 goals in 132 appearances.

U’s head coach Mark Bonner said: “Firstly, we would like to thank George for his commitment, hard work and performances during his time here at the Abbey Stadium.

“We are very grateful for the contribution he has made to the club.

“Whilst we are of course naturally disappointed to be losing a player of George’s ability, we believe this decision is in the best interests of both George and the club.

“Ensuring we manage our overall budget to be as competitive as possible on the pitch, has also been a factor we took into consideration.

“This has been a guiding principle behind all our decisions regarding our playing staff this summer - departures, re-signings and additions.

“Our squad planning is well advanced. We expect to be announcing new signings very soon, and now that we have a start date for the new season, we can get back to work and prepare in earnest.”

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