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Pierce Sweeney joined Exeter City in the summer having come through the Reading academy.
The 22-year-old Irish-born defender began his footballing career with Bray Wanderers where he was spotted by former Exeter City manager and then head of the Reading Academy Eamonn Dolan.
Pierce never played a first-team match for the Royals, but won the 2013/14 Under-21 Premier League Cup during his time at the Madjeski Stadium.
Having been recommended to City by Eamo, Sweeney came on trial club during the summer of 2016 and, after impressing in pre-season games, signed as the club’s 1931 fan-funded player. The 1931 Fund – named after the year City made the quarter-finals of the FA Cup – is a group of supporters who, through a monthly payment, raise money to pay or help pay for an extra member of Paul Tisdale’s squad.
So far, Pierce has proven to be excellent value for money, as he started and appeared in more matches than any other first team player in the first three months of the campaign. His impressive defensive performances have earned him rave reviews from supporters as well.