Barnsley and Ipswich Town are battling it out for Exeter City goalkeeper Christy Pym.

The 24-year-old shot stopper is expected to leave Exeter for free next month when his contract expires, according to Devon Live.

Barnsley are in the hunt for a new goalkeeper this summer in preparation for their return to the Championship next season. Their current number one, Adam Davies, is out of contract in June and is attracting interest from elsewhere from the likes of Stoke City, Brentford and Hull City.

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Ipswich Town are also interested in bringing in another ‘keeper over the coming months as they look ahead to a campaign in League One. Their current options are Bartosz Bialkowski and youngster Harry Wright with Dean Gerken likely to leave over the coming weeks.

Pym, who is a former England Under-20 international, has impressed in League Two for Exeter City and could fit the bill for both sides.

He was born in Exeter and joined the Grecians as a youngster before rising up their youth ranks. Pym was handed his first-team debut in February 2014 in a league game against Southend United.

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The 6ft ‘keeper has since played over 150 times for his hometown club. Exeter boss, Matt Taylor, has said that he expects Pym to leave St James’ Park this summer.

Pym is obviously not short of options and has Barnsley and Ipswich on his tail as he looks to leave Exeter for the first time in is career.


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