3 Exeter Youngsters Get Professional Deals

Exeter City have confirmed that 3 Academy players have been offered professional contracts. Ollie Watkins, Connor Riley-Lowe and Jason Pope have been offered contracts. They join Matt Jay who was offered a contract back in December.

Defender Hussein Heidari and midfielder James Byrne have not been offered professional 07Palace_exeter_U21scontracts.

Academy manager Simon Hayward said:

Firstly we thank Hussein and James for the time they spent with us at the Academy. They are two good young men that brought a fantastic attitude to the club and we wish them all the best for their future, on and off the pitch.

We are delighted that four more Academy players from this crop will be given an opportunity in a first-team environment.11Palace_exeter_U21s

It speaks volumes about the quality of player that we are turning out at the Academy, but even more importantly, it speaks volumes about the club as a whole and its ethos of developing and investing in young players from the local area.

I am very appreciative towards the club and the manager for taking such a positive approach towards our youth department.