Exeter City are delighted to announce the signing of Jimmy Oates after a successful trial period with the club.
The defender has spent time playing in his native Australia before joining Hereford, a club he has captained for the past two seasons.
Last year Jimmy helped the Bulls to promotion to National League North as they amassed 113 points over a 46-game campaign.
Jimmy has featured in all of the Grecians’ pre-season games so far, playing a great deal in the matches with Bideford, Truro City, Bath City and Weymouth, impressing Matt Taylor and his coaches to earn himself a contract at St James Park.
On Jimmy’s signing, manager Matt Taylor said: “He (Jimmy) has come here on what has turned out to be a three-week trial on the back of a few really good seasons with Hereford. He has done really well, he is an athlete, powerful and he is a good age in that I can trust him defensively.
“He will improve as a player in a full-time football environment and we are excited about what he can achieve. He’s shown that he is good enough, first and foremost to the rest of the lads, and then to the staff, so he deserves his opportunity.”