Exeter City are set to complete the signing of midfielder Willem Tomlinson, as per a report by Devon Live.

The 21-year-old was released by Blackburn Rovers last month and looks to have found himself a new home.

Tomlinson played once for Blackburn this season in the EFL Cup. He previously made a total of 12 appearances in all competitions for the Lancashire side prior to this campaign.

He fell down the pecking order in the Championship this season under Tony Mowbray and was told he could find another club.

Exeter City, who are managed by Matt Taylor, are currently 7th in the fourth tier. The Grecians are one point into the Play-Offs and four points off the automatic promotion places. They will be hoping the signing of Tomlinson will give them more options and depth in midfield.

The move to St James Park is a good one for the youngster. It gives him the opportunity to play regular senior football as opposed to youth football at Blackburn and the odd first-team game.

After leaving Ewood Park, Tomlinson posted on his Twitter account: “After an amazing 10 years @Rovers I am now leaving the club. I would like to thank the club, staff and fans for all the support they have given me over the past ten years- I have learnt a lot and together created some unforgettable memories.”

He then added: “I am now looking forward to the next chapter of my career and can’t wait to get going”.


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