Following another successful year for the club’s under-18s team, Exeter City are delighted to announce three more academy players – James Dodd, Jordan Dyer and Will Dean – have been offered professional contracts.
James, who has been with the academy since under-9s, plays in midfield and has a fantastic understanding of the game and he sees things really well out on the pitch.
Jordan, who captained the team at under-16s level, can play in defence or midfield. He has got a great mentality and when he plays on the front foot with his defending he is very tough to play against.
Will, from Exmouth, is a central midfielder with a real classy passing range but also with a determination to regain possession and defend.
Exeter City under-18s coach, Dan Green said: “James, Jordan and Will have worked exceptionally hard to progress through the academies highly-productive programme and join Josh Key, Joel Randall, Harry Kite and Jack Sparkes as players, from this season’s under-18s age group, who have been offered professional contracts by the club.
“It is always really pleasing to offer players who have come through our system professional contracts.
“It shows younger players in the academy that if you work hard and apply yourself to the best of your ability, there is an opportunity at Exeter City.
“I think with Paul (Tisdale) as manager the young players know that if they work hard, there is a pathway and an opportunity to first-team football.
“However, they know that they are going to have to earn the right to be part of the first team by showing a professional attitude and a desire to learn in order to win the manager’s trust.”
You can come and watch James, Jordan and Will – along with the other under-18s players – this Saturday as they take on Bristol Rovers looking to secure the Merit League title.
Kick-off for the game, at the Cliff Hill training ground, is at 11am.
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