Exeter City have announced the signing of Josh Coley. The 22 year old winger has joined from Maidenhead United for an undisclosed fee. Josh will wear the No. 31 shirt and part of his wages will be paid for by the 1931 fund (a group of fans who pay pay £19 a month into a fund to help player development).
The Stevenage born player started his youth career with York City and ended up at Norwich City via a number if non league clubs. He went on loan to Dunfermline, before joining Maidenhead last season on a free transfer. His stats for last season, shows he played 37 times for Maidenhead, scoring 5 goals earning 6 yellow cards and sent off twice.
Manager Matt Taylor said of his first signing:-
Josh is a good attacking player and someone we’ve watched consistently throughout the last season for Maidenhead.
He has had a taste of a professional environment at Norwich, and in Scotland, and that will prepare him really well for what is next.
He is someone who always wants to take the opportunity on. He is as quick with the ball as he is without it, and we also have a lot of time to improve certain aspects of his game.
The full interview with Matt Taylor
Josh Coley spoke to the Club website about his move
I’m really happy to be here and get the deal sorted.
I was made aware of the club’s interest in around March time so when I came back in [to the Maidenhead squad] I had to get my performances up.
I had a Zoom call with Matt and it was pretty clear the way things were going, and it my choice was made from there. It was really easy for me because this is a great club. It’s a great opportunity to express myself here.
The way the manager has been since our first conversation, I knew this was right for me.
YouTube interview with Josh:-
Maidenhead announced his move on Twitter as follows:-
Maidenhead United can confirm this evening that Josh Coley has completed a transfer to @OfficialECFC for an undisclosed fee.
— Maidenhead United (@MUFCYorkRoad) June 8, 2021
The club has put together a 105 second video of his contributions at Maidenhead last season