Exeter City have announced the signing of centre back Sam Stubbs from League One outfit Fleetwood Town.
The 22-year-old is manager Matt Taylor’s first signing of the January transfer window and joins on a two and a half year contract. Sam is currently recovering from a knee injury and is not expected to start until sometime in February.
Stubbs is the son of former Everton, Bolton and Celtic defender Alan and arrives at St James Park with a wealth of experience under his belt, having played in the Scottish Premiership for Hamilton Academical, in the Netherlands for Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag, and in the Football League for the likes of Notts County and Crewe Alexandra, incidentally for whom he made his debut against the Grecians.
He scored his first professional goal in October when he netted for Fleetwood against Hull City.
Sam will wear the number 5 shirt. Sam speaking on his move said:-
There is a lot about Exeter City that made me join the club. The biggest thing for me is that they were interested in me for a while and the way the club are. They are really good at developing players and getting the best out of them.
Everyone always says great things about Exeter, they always say it’s a great club with great people.
I can guarantee I will do absolutely everything for the club, for the manager and my team mates. I just love playing football and being out there winning and ultimately what I want to do is move up the leagues with Exeter City.
I love to defend and get my head on it, blocking shots and crosses.
I know all about this division and what it’s like. I’ve been relegated from it so I know how hard it can be. My goal is just to help get us promoted.