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✍️ Lewis Page signs for Exeter City

Defender becomes third summer signing for the Grecians

1 September 2020

Exeter City are delighted to announce the signing of defender Lewis Page after a successful trial in pre-season.

He becomes City's third summer addition after fellow defenders Jake Caprice and Rory McArdle put pen to paper at St James Park.

Page, who operates predominantly at left back, impressed boss Matt Taylor and joins the club as a free agent after leaving Charlton Athletic at the end of last season. The 24-year old came through the youth academy at West Ham United and made his first team debut in the Europa League in 2015 against Andorran side Lusitanos, before featuring in their defeat to Astra Giurgiu in the next round.

Page has played at St James Park before, having featured for the Hammers’ under-21 side in a youth fixture against City in a game where he came up against Ollie Watkins.

Following loan spells at Cambridge United and Coventry City, Page joined Charlton in 2017 and made 27 appearances for the South Londoners. He scored his only league goal to date – a stunning 30-yard strike - against Plymouth Argyle in 2018. He will wear the number 20 shirt.

Speaking about his new addition, Taylor said: “I was impressed both with his trial and his fitness in our training environment. He passed all our tests with flying colours.

“It was important it was right fit for both parties and we know what good pedigree Lewis has and it’s an opportunity for him to play football again after a few injuries.”

Taylor believes the capture of Page will add a huge competition for places in the defensive positions, with Jack Sparkes also in contention for the starting spot at left back.

“Jack can’t be expected to play every single minute this season, and neither can Lewis so there is great competition between the pair of them. We need competition for places and we need that bit of depth in the squad.

“Someone who has played at the level that Lewis has will have the knowhow and a bit of quality to seep into out system. He is a player that will be a huge asset to us if we can keep him fit and well.

“In the ten days he’s been with us he’s really impressed us with his character and his attitude and we will be able to manage him really easily this season.”

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