City first team newcomer Josh Key is enjoying life as a League Two player and can’t wait to keep pushing himself.
Speaking ahead of the Grecians’ trip to Mansfield on Saturday, the 20-year-old also believes he will only get better when new signing Jake Caprice returns from a spell on the sidelines.
“I’m loving it but it’s a very competitive environment,” he said.
“I’m just enjoying the moment for as long as I can, and I’m going to keep pushing myself and try to stay in this position for as long as I can.
“When Jake is back from injury I’ll have someone to compete with, which will be good for me. We’ve seen he’s a very good player even though he’s had the injury.
“He gives me advice and tells me what was good and what I could have done better.”
Key says City are aware of their mistakes following last weekend’s defeat to Port Vale and says the side are ready to take on a side who are tipped for the top this season.
“We’ve looked back at the game and what didn’t go right and what we can improve on.
“We have to move on from it now and focus on Mansfield who are another strong side.
“We have to make sure we nullify their strengths because it looks like they are going to play into our back line. We have prepared well and we’re going in all guns blazing.
“We have to make sure we’re ready for things like second balls and being first to them, which is something we lacked last time.”