Lawson: “Great club, people, and fans”

Midfielder reflects on his time on loan with the Grecians

Following the final game of the 2012/13 campaign away to Chesterfield, loanee midfielder Lawson D’Ath gave his verdict on his loan stint with the Grecians.

The youngster joined the club on a temporary deal from Reading and quickly became a regular fixture in the matchday squad.  He was one of seven players that featured at the Proact Stadium that hadn’t reached a dozen professional appearances in their career yet – and he praised the potential of his other teammates that have come out the Academy en masse to reach the first team.

“I’ve really enjoyed it – I’ve had a really good time here,” Lawson said.  “[Chesterfield] was one of those games where we played well but the result just didn’t go our way.  We just needed to be tighter at the back – not just the back-four, but as a whole team.

“But there’s a lot of good young players that have come out of the Academy, and I think Exeter can be very proud of that because it’s not easy to bring players through like that.  They’ve done it really well with a group of players, not just one or two.”

Manager Paul Tisdale was glowing with praise for D’Ath’s display on the final day, and already expressed a will to see him in red and white again in the future.  And Lawson himself said that he would be open to another chance to represent the Grecians, should the circumstances be right.

“We’ll see what happens pre-season – of course I’ll try and push for Reading,” he continued.  “If not, and I have to go on loan again, I would definitely always give Exeter the chance because it’s such a great club with such great people and such great fans.  There’s nothing I could say higher about it.

“It’s an amazing place to be – there’s no big-time people, it’s just a big family.  That’s the kind of place you want to be at.”