Tristan Abrahams said it was the opportunity to get back into men’s football that convinced him to sign for the Grecians.
The 19-year-old signed on loan deal until the end of the 2018/19 campaign, as he becomes City’s fourth signing of the summer, alongside Aaron Martin, Jonathan Forte and Nicky Law.
The youngster had a taste of League Two football when he broke into the Leyton Orient first team during the 2016/17 season before he sealed a move to Championship side Norwich City at the end of that campaign.
That meant that much of his playing time last season came in the Canaries’ under-23 side in Premier League Division Two. And the chance to join Matt Taylor’s side to help push for promotion in Sky Bet League Two was something that he couldn’t turn down as he looks to continue his progression.
Tristan said: “I’m very excited, for me it’s an opportunity to get back into men’s football.”
“It’s a division that I’ve missed whilst playing in the under-23 side at Norwich, and to get back into men’s football with the passion, the crowd and the whole atmosphere. I scored goals that I’ll never forget.”
Tristan also revealed that former City player, Matt Gill, who works with the under-23 side at Norwich, played a role in convincing him to make the move to Devon.
He continued: “I think it’s a perfect club, it’s run the right way and the type of football that the team plays will suit me. Obviously, the club are pushing for promotion and I think I can help.
“Speaking to the Matt Taylor, I know that he is big on developing young players. I think it could be perfect for me to get to the next level.”
“He (Matt Gill) told me what a big club it is and what it meant to him, so for me, when I heard that and when I spoke to the manager it was like the perfect move.”