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Alex Russell Signs For Exeter City

Alex Russell Signs For Exeter City

Alex Russell passed a medical today and became Exeter City' latest signing.

The play-maker has left Cheltenham Town initially on loan but a deal for next season will be sorted once personal terms can be agreed.

He told the Express & Echo: 'This is a club that is going places and I cannot wait to come on board.'

Cheltenham boss Martin Allen told their official website how finances are the most important thing at Cheltenham and players such as Russell would have to be sacrificed.

He said: 'It's not my choice to see him go but financially it's the best thing for the football club, although it's not the best decision for the team.

Russell missed Town's defeat on Tuesday night and it is not yet known whether he will play for Exeter against Darlington on Saturday but we can probably expect to see him paraded to the fans at some point.

This transfer has caused a stir amongst Cheltenham fans frustrated at the decision to loan out a first team regular.



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Writer:Royal D
Date:Thursday February 26 2009
Time: 6:27PM

Comments

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good signing and an asset to the club
Buzz Lightyear
28/02/2009 13:28:00
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good signing and an asset to the club
Buzz Lightyear
28/02/2009 13:28:00
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Agreed, a very pleasing signing and I'm sure he will play a valuable role in the run-in.
exeterpete
28/02/2009 20:27:00
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Agreed, a very pleasing signing and I'm sure he will play a valuable role in the run-in.
exeterpete
28/02/2009 20:27:00
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Hes been around a bit but a strong signing in this division
denno4
01/03/2009 14:25:00
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Hes been around a bit but a strong signing in this division
denno4
01/03/2009 14:25:00
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did martin buster phillips retire at exeter??
bluemooner_mcfc
02/03/2009 23:02:00
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did martin buster phillips retire at exeter??
bluemooner_mcfc
02/03/2009 23:02:00
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No he was linked with a return but never did. He played for Torquay for a while and think he might work as Exeter as a youth team coach, but I'm not sure
exeterpete
04/03/2009 02:09:00
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No he was linked with a return but never did. He played for Torquay for a while and think he might work as Exeter as a youth team coach, but I'm not sure
exeterpete
04/03/2009 02:09:00
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