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"The away support have been brilliant. They've made a lot of noise and hopefully they will do the same on Saturday”

Christy Pym looks ahead to Saturday's match with Stevenage

27 April 2018

Exeter City keeper Christy Pym says winning promotion with his hometown club would mean everything to him.

The keeper, who has played 49 games for the club this season, narrowly missed out on promotion to League One last campaign when they Grecians were beaten 2-1 in the play-off final by Blackpool.

That has spurred him and the team to try and go one better this time around and achieve one of the three automatic promotion spots and, with two games to go, they sit fourth a point behind third-placed Wycombe Wanderers and a point ahead of fifth-placed Notts County. City travel to Stevenage on Saturday before facing Colchester United at home the following weekend. 

“I think it had to be two wins from two now,” said Christy. “I think whichever teams goes on to win both their games in the final run in is going to be the team that goes on to do it and if everyone wins and Wycombe are the team that holds onto their place then fair play to them. They will deserve it.” 

Asked what promotion would mean to him, at the age of 22, Christy added: “It would mean everything to me. Obviously, I was gutted last year that we couldn’t make that final little push. 

“However, with Exeter City being my hometown club it would be a big thing to get promoted. It is what you want to do growing up, you always want to get that promotion and that is something that I would love to achieve this year.

“Some players go through their whole career without winning promotion or a trophy. It would just be nice to achieve that early in my career and get that monkey off your back that you have already got one promotion and you have got that experience going forward.”

Nearly a 1,000 visiting fans are expected to turn up at the Lamex Stadium on Saturday and Christy added that the support from City fans will give them a boost.

“It will boost us massively,” he said. “The away support this year has been brilliant. They have made a lot of noise and, hopefully, they will do the same on Saturday.”

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