Exeter City have confirmed the signing of central defender Tom Parkes aged 27, who last season played for Carlisle United. Tom has two promotions under his belt with Bristol Rovers as well as spells playing for Leyton Orient, Burton Albion and Yeovil Town. He’s also played for England under-17s. Tom played 42 times for Carlisle United last season.
I am happy to be here.
I got a phone call from my agent saying that Exeter were interested in signing me and I came down last week and had a look at the training facilities and everything and I was very pleased with everything that was going on down here. I didn’t think there was any problems for me not to sign here.
It is exciting that you have got a club that is always pushing to try and get promotion. I have had two promotions when I was at Bristol and hopefully I can get another one at this club.
Tom also adds that joining a club that has a defender like Matt Taylor in charge was another big plus, as were the facilities and City’s style of play.
It is a good footballing team and there are a lot of good young players coming through the club. It is also a massive persuasion, with how good the manager was as a player and hopefully I can come here, learn from him and become a better player.
The facilities are really good as well. As you can see the training facilities are fantastic and I have played at the stadium a few times now and it is a great pitch and, every time I have been down here, the fans have been great as well.
Carlisle United on the departure of Tome Parkes https://www.carlisleunited.co.uk/news/2019/may/breaking-defender-turns-down-offer/
Interview with Tom on You Tube