Robbie Cundy says he wants to use his season-long loan move with Exeter City to develop his game and gain experience in the Football League.
After agreeing a temporary move from his parent club Bristol City, Robbie is excited to get going and is aiming to improve as he works under manager Matt Taylor.
An impressive campaign with Bath City last season earned the 22-year-old a move to the Championship side but the defender has joined the Grecians ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.
On his move and the prospect of developing his game further, Robbie said: “I’m delighted to be here, it’s a big club, and I played against them last year in pre-season and I liked the look of the team then and I’m ready to get going.
“The gaffer used to be a centre half and he has a good reputation of getting young lads on loan and improving them to get them into the first team so it was definitely a factor and I hope I can do the same.
“I had a good season last year and played every game and I think I’m ready for the step up now, hopefully I can do that, I’m excited.”
The defender came through the ranks with Oxford United before having loan spells with a number of non-league clubs. He opted to join Gloucester City in 2017 before moving to Bath City where he played every game last season, picking up three end of season awards at Twerton Park.
Robbie has had his first training session with his new teammates and is targeting some hard work in pre-season as he hopes to force his way into contention.
“The facilities are nice; the training ground is really nice, and the pitches are good,” said Robbie. “My first session today was good, and we did a bit of running at the end, which wasn’t fun, but it’s got to be done! Everyone was sharp in training and we did some small sided games. They (the team) looked good from last season and I could see that in training.
“Pre-season is all about getting minutes in the tank, obviously running isn’t as realistic as playing games, which you want to be doing. We’ve got quite a few fixtures coming up so hopefully I can get some minutes.”
When asked what sort of player Robbie is, the defender explained: “I do my basics, defend it, head it and kick it. When the time is right, I like to play out a bit and hopefully I can do that here.”
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