The 17 year old is having quite a season! Having made his debut against Wycombe Wanderers in the JPT back in September, and his full debut at home to Southend in November, the academy player has now signed a professional contract and will remain a Grecian until 2016.
Matt has been playing for Exeter City youngsters since he was 9. He’s a prominent member of the under 18s team, and features in the successful under 21s team that is doing so well in the Premier League Cup and also in the Devon Bowl.
Matt Jay speaking to the official site had this to say:-
I’m over the moon – I can’t say I was expecting it yet. I’ve been working hard and I’ve kept doing what I do, and I was expecting that at the end of the year when players normally get a decision that I might have done enough. So it has come as a surprise and I’m really grateful for it.
I’m grateful to everyone – to my mum and dad for running me around, to the lads I play with, and to all the coaches I’ve worked with at the Academy such as Kevin Nicholson last year and Lee Skyrme this year, who have been a massive help. I’m just so grateful to everyone that has helped me out.