Exeter City have signed Newport County winger Robbie Willmott on loan until the end of the season.
Robbie has played over 200 times in two separate spells in South Wales, and he was also part of the Exiles’ side that were promoted to the Football League in 2015 after a 2-0 win over Wrexham at Wembley Stadium. The Essex native also played over 100 times for Cambridge United in the Conference and just over a half century for Luton Town.
Matt Taylor said that:-
Robbie has a wealth of League Two experience, is body-hardened and is someone who is ready to come in and affect the team.
His delivery is excellent and he’ll have a real impact higher up the pitch on the back of Randell Williams’ injury. We needed more cover in the wide areas and he can give us that extra optiom. He suits the ethos of the club.
You get offered a lot of young players at this time of year but Robbie has been here time and time before and knows how to manage himself during a busy fixture schedule. This deal came to us late but suited all parties.
Robbie Willmott’s said of his move:-
I’m absolutely buzzing to be here at a club that has big ambitions. I had a few decisions to make yesterday about whether to stay or go and I then I got the call. I couldn’t turn it down because it’s a great opportunity.
I hope to bring a lot of creativity to the side – a lot of crosses – and score some goals as well. I really enjoyed my first training session and all the boys seem great. I’m really happy to be here.
I haven’t played much this season so I’m really looking forward to a consistent run of games.
The interview with Robbie Willmott can be found on YouTube:-
You can see Robbie Willmott in action in this video:-