Date: Thu 09 Jun 2022

By Steve Whitney

Dodd Returns to Weston on a More Permanent Basis

Pitching In Southern League Premier Division South club Weston-super-Mare have brought midfielder James Dodd back to the Optima Stadium on a more permanent basis.

Dodd spent the majority of the 2021/22 season with the Seagulls on loan from League Two side Exeter City after joining in September 2021, scoring one goal and assisting 8 in 40 appearances.

The 21-year-old made his first-team debut for the Grecians against West Ham United under-21s in the Trophy in the 2018/19 season.

An Exeter-based youngster, he had been with the academy since under-9s.

Dodd signed a new one-year contract with Exeter in July 2021 after coming through pre-season unscathed.

He had been on a short-term deal during the pre-season campaign to allow manager Matt Taylor to assess his readiness after Dodd aimed to recover from two serious ACL injuries in close succession in the academy.

He missed nearly two years with injury.

Manager Scott Bartlett told his club’s website: “We are delighted to have James with us full time.

“He was excellent for us last season and is a very mature player for someone his age.

“He is a terrific footballer and a great lad”.

Weston-super-Mare Web Site

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