Exeter City have handed James Hamon the number 33 shirt and a place as a stand-by goal-keeper. Following an injury to Christy Pym this week, James Hamon who had been trialling with the Grecians and was registered as a player.
The 18 year old from Guernsey was St Martin’s regular No. 1 last season and Hamon ended the season as No. 2 to Chris Tardif at Guernsey FC.
James has been training with the first team Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays since the beginning of August.
Steve Sharman, the Guernsey’s FA director of youth football speaking about his trial:
Tony Vance and I flew over to Exeter recently and spent a day with Steve Perryman and Paul Tidsdale, the manager. They are a very forward thinking club.
The 18-year-old goalkeeper is currently on non-contractual and unpaid terms with Exeter City. Hamon, who has just recovered from injury himself, he’s been due to face Man City for the under-21s friendly but chipped a bone in his hand.
However, he has got an earlier than expected call-up to the squad. An injury to fellow teenager Christy Pym meant that James is in as back-up to first-choice Artur Krysiak for the trip to Fleetwood Town.
James’s dad Chris explained, young James has had to wait for this chance.
James did a full training session with the appropriate strapping on it earlier in the week without any problems, so got put into the first team squad,’ he said. ‘This is another small step for James, getting to experience a matchday and preparation with the first team, doing all the warm-ups and then being there if something happens to Artur.
James is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/james_hamon