Having turned down a contract offer from Exeter City Pierce Sweeney has signed a two year contract with League 2 rivals Swindon Town. Pierce Sweeney originally signed for Exeter City in 2016, and was the 1931 funded player.
In his farewell message to Exeter City fans Pierce said:-
After five seasons I’ve decided that now is the time to leave Exeter City.
I came to Exeter having not made a single appearance in English first team football and now leave having made 222.
It’s not been an easy decision but with a young family it was the right decision for us and my career moving forward.
A massive thanks to Paul Tisdale, Matt Taylor and Julian Tagg for giving me the opportunity to have played for this great club for five seasons.
I wish the Club all the best moving forward and hopefully see all you at SJP soon.
Thank you Grecians.
Swindon Town’s manager John McGreal said of his signing:-
I’m absolutely delighted to get a player of Pierce’s calibre. He’s a full-back that’s going to give you a lot going forward.
He’s got one of the best, if not the best, deliveries into the box, so our forwards shouldn’t have too much to complain about.
He’s going to be very important in both boxes. You see the goals we conceded last season, we need to go back to basics and try and get those clean sheets in place first and foremost.
Swindon Town have put together a little video showing Pierce Sweeney in action for the Grecians
— Swindon Town FC (@Official_STFC) June 12, 2021
Pierce Sweeney’s playing stats can be viewed at https://www.grecians.co.uk/wordpress/?sp_player=pierce-sweeney