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✍️ Harry Lee turns fully professional after July deal

One of Our Own turns pro after previous pro-scholarship contract

29 March 2022

Exeter City are delighted to announce that 'One of Our Own' Harry Lee has turned fully professional.

17-year-old Harry committed his future to the Grecians back in July with professional scholarship terms, and has now signed a new contract to gain full professional status - keeping him at St James Park for the foreseeable future.

Harry, who made his first team debut aged 16 back in August against Chelsea under-21s in the Papa John's Trophy - and played two further matches in the competition - has been gaining valuable experience within the first team set up over the last two seasons. 

Harry played a key role in City's penalty shootout win over Cheltneham Town in the Papa John's Trophy, saving a pair of penalties as the Grecians picked up the bonus point.

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This season alone he has had loan spells at Southern League side Dorchester Town, and recently completed a two week stint at Western League side Tavistock. He also feaured heavily in City's U23 Premier League Cup campaign, facing some of youth football's best young players from West Ham, Wolves and Swansea City. 

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Speaking back in July, Lee said:

"I’m really excited. It’s been a long time coming because of the interest of other clubs, but I’m excited to get going here at Exeter.

"I’ve loved my time in the academy so far all the coaches have been great with me, from my first coach in Dan Green, all the way to Matt Taylor.

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"From a young age you are taught to have a good attitude, and strong work rate so that is something I can take into the first team environment. Being on the bench for the first team last season was incredible, I grew in confidence all the time and loved every minute of it.

"Seeing the likes of Josh Key and Joel Randall establish themselves in the first team is one of the reasons I decided to stay at Exeter. I want to play as many games as possible for the club and make my Football League debut, that’s the main aim.”

Congratulations Harry!

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