Young Striker Sonny Cox Signs Professional Contract

Exeter City have announced that 16-year-old Sonny Cox has signed a professional contract with the Grecians. Having been trialled by a number of Premier League clubs, this is good news for the club and fans. Sonny has shown good goal scoring form with the U18s and scored 4 goals for the U16s in their 7-2 win over Crewe Alexandra in the U16s Floodlit Cup final last season.

Manager Matt Taylor expressed his delight that Sonny signed a professional contract:-

We feel it’s the right thing to do to let players go out and train at other clubs, but we feel there is no better pathway or bigger opportunity than with our first team.

There is more to his game {than goal} but he scores goals and has a huge appetite to do so like all top strikers.

Sonny has scored goals consistently at youth level. We have got to be mindful we don’t take anything away from his game but keep on adding layers on top of what is already a very good player.

Sonny has spent a lot of time in the first team environment, and we want him to keep developing at a certain rate and he will only do that through training well every day and getting the game time he needs. If that isn’t with the first team it will be the under-23s and the under-18s, but first we want to get him with us in pre-season.

Sonny Cox talked about signing his first professional contract:-

I’m really looking forward to pre-season, it should be really exciting.

It has been an amazing experience with the Academy so far, going up through the age groups, meeting new people and playing against strong opposition.

The main thing I can take into the first team environment is to work as hard as I can. If I do that, I can focus on improving myself as a footballer. It is probably the biggest jump you’ll get in football, going from the Academy to the first team and I’m looking forward to the challenge.

The first team have all been really welcoming to me and have made me feel like I am one of them now.

The full interview with Sonny can be see at

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