Exeter City Football Club can confirm that defender Sam Stubbs has left the club to sign for League Two side Bradford City on a free transfer.
Sam joined the Grecians in January 2021 and would make 29 appearances in red and white in an injury impacted spell. Sam was a key member of the squad that got promoted from League Two last season, helping the club to 12 clean sheets in 20 matches from January onwards and contributing 2 goals. Sam made his final appearance for the club in City’s 0-0 draw away at Accrington Stanley in August 2022.
Speaking about Sam’s departure, manager Gary Caldwell said: “I’ve known Sam a long time having coached him in the academy at Wigan Athletic. It’s gutting he was never really fit in my time at Exeter, but he is someone who has an amazing work ethic and is a top professional who has worked hard to get himself in a position to play.
"We just felt his opportunities to play would be limited before the end of the season and with his contract ending of the season, we thought it was only fair he gets the opportunity to play.
"It was an opportunity he was keen to pursue, moving back up north and closer to his family and home so we wish him all the best.
"He’s been an amazing servant for the club in difficult circumstances for himself with injuries, but he always gave one hundred percent on or off the pitch and even though he didn’t contribute on the pitch for me, he contributed a lot off it with his character and personality.”
All at Exeter City wish Sam the best for his future career.