Exeter City are pleased to announce Jake Caprice as our first signing of the summer.
Jake joins the club having spent two successful seasons at Tranmere Rovers, where he helped the Birkenhead club to promotion from Sky Bet League Two before playing 28 times for them in the third-tier last campaign.
Jake, 27, is an energetic full-back who likes to get forward and send in dangerous crosses into the box.
Manager Matt Taylor said that he impressed against Exeter City in 2018/19 season when he came up against Randell Williams and Lee Holmes in a promotion six-pointer at St James Park and he has been on the club’s radar since then.
“We didn’t get much change out of him that day and we have watched him a lot of times since then,” said Matt. “He has been on our radar and it was great that he became available and that we were able to move relatively early.
“He is maybe a different profile to the type of full-back we have had in recent seasons. He is a really dynamic player.
“I have made no secret of the need for more dynamic players within our squad and Jake certainly fits that bill. He is someone who will join in attacks constantly.
“I still need him to work on his defensive responsibilities and his defensive attributes, but he is someone who has had success in lower league football, getting promoted from League Two with Tranmere – in their play-off campaign when they beat Newport County AFC at Wembley – and he played a big part of that season.
“He is also a player who has a bit of experience of League One. So, he is a player with a really good pedigree.”