Robbie Simpson: Exeter City forward hopes boss Paul Tisdale can improve him

Robbie Simpson
Robbie Simpson scored the opening goal when Cambridge United drew 2-2 at Exeter in February 2015

New Exeter City signing Robbie Simpson hopes manager Paul Tisdale can positively influence his career.

The 31-year-old forward moved to St James Park this summer after two seasons at Cambridge United.

"I've seen what he's done for players in the past, and indeed last season," he told BBC Radio Devon.

"I know Jayden Stockley quite well, I've been with him at two different clubs, and what he did for him was superb."

Stockley scored 10 goals in 22 games in a loan spell at Exeter during the second half of last season, earning the then-AFC Bournemouth striker a move to Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen.

"I've known Paul for a number of years now and I've kept contact with him every summer," said Simpson, who had played for six different Football League clubs before moving to Devon.

"It's always been a club that's appealed to me, but being honest the location was never quite right for me.

"But it got to the summer and I went and met Paul at some services on the M4. We had a couple of hours together there and I came away thinking 'why not, let's give it a go'.

"I've wanted to work with him ever since I worked with him at England Universities and I just thought the time was right."

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