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Goalkeeper Jonny Maxted joins Exeter City

The former Accrington shot stopper will battle with Lewis Ward for the number one jersey

Maxted will officially join Exeter City on July 1, but could play for the Grecians this evening in their pre-season friendly with Jersey, if approval is granted from his current club Accrington Stanley. 

Jonny came through the ranks with Doncaster Rovers and has spent time with the likes of Forest Green Rovers and Guiseley. Last season he played 26 times for Stanley as he helped them to secure another season in the third tier of English football. 

But with the chance to join Matt Taylor’s men, Jonny explained: “I’m really pleased to get it over the line, it’s an exciting time for me. I came down on Tuesday to have a look around the training ground and everything really pulled me in.”

When asked what made him want to choose the Grecians, Jonny explained: “It was the plan, I spoke to the gaffer and we want to get promoted. You can see the club is on the way up and that really drew me in, and I wanted to come here. 

“From what I’ve seen already, there’s a lot there that I like and I’m really looking forward to this season.”

The Grecians have recently recruited keeper Lewis Ward as well, but Jonny is looking forward to progressing alongside his fellow shot stopper and says competition for the number one jersey will help both players improve their game. 

“I’m looking forward to it, it’s healthy to have competition,” he added. “I’ll be pushing Lewis and he will be pushing me and it’s one of those things where only one can play so it’s a tough battle but, hopefully, we’ll improve along the way.”

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