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✍️ Will Aimson is a Grecian!

Welcome to our newest signing

27 January 2023

Exeter City is delighted to announce the signing on Will Aimson from fellow League One side Bolton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee.

Will, 28 has put pen to paper on a two and a half year deal to become Exeter City’s third signing of the January transfer window and links up with the Grecians ahead of Saturday’s match at MK Dons.

Defender Will brings a lot of experience of League One football to the Grecians. He began his career at Eastleigh before signing for Hull City. Loan spells at Tamworth, Tranmere Rovers and Blackpool would follow before Will made the permanent switch to the Seasiders where he was part of the team that defeated City in the League Two play-off final in 2017.

Will would then join Bury for a season before signing for City’s neighbours Plymouth Argyle on a two year deal where he made forty appearances in League One. Will then signed for Bolton Wanderers in 2021 where he has made another 35 League One appearances.


Speaking about bringing Will to EX4, manager Gary Caldwell said: “He was somebody we identified pretty early on in the window as someone with experience and leadership qualities. He is someone I’ve watched live several times and tracked from since I came to the club.

“His form for Bolton has been sensational and he was a huge part of the their team that kept seven clean sheets in a row, so it’s a huge statement from the club, and I am thankful for the club supporting me financially with this transfer.

“This club has a clear strategy of signing and developing younger players but I think it is important that the experienced players we have at this club are a huge influence on the younger players and one of the reasons we have signed him is for that.”

Speaking from the team hotel in Milton Keynes ahead of City’s clash at MK Dons tomorrow, Aimson says he is excited for the new career challenge.

“I’m buzzing and happy to get it done. It’s all happened very quickly but I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to join the club,” he said.

“I’ve got plenty of experience in this league and played a lot of games at this level so I will be looking to add that to the group as one of the older lads. I really want to help young players on and off the pitch."

Will will wear the number 14 shirt.

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