• Nathan Smith


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Exeter City have announced their fourth signing of the summer as Sam Nombe joins the Grecians from MK Dons for an undisclosed fee.

The forward has arrived on a three year deal, and will wear the number 10 shirt, previously worn by Archie Collins, who looks likely to take the number eight shirt.

Nombe spent last season playing in the Championship for Luton Town, where he made 11 appearances in England's second division, a spell which puts him in good stead for a season in League Two.

Coming through at MK Dons, Nombe made 27 appearances for the club, in-between productive loan spells at both Oxford City and Maidenhead United.

A player who likes to get in behind defences and use his pace, the striker will look to add more goals to his game at a club that created the most chances in League Two last season.

Exeter City manager Matt Taylor believes that this is Exeter's first 'big' signing of the window, and is excited to help the forward develop his game.

“Sam is our first big signing of this recruitment window and one we’ve worked really hard on the last few weeks when we heard he was available.

“He’s a player we are hopeful will really come on and affect the team. Anyone that has seen him play will know there is a raw talent there and we’ve got to add certain aspects and layers to his game to help him move towards the finished article.

“It is important we invest in our own, so we felt the permanent move suited all parties and it’s an indication of what we want to do at this football club.

“Sam has a lot of pace and power but is raw at the moment. We have to change his potential into a consistent player and someone that will lead the line for us. We are really looking forward to working with him on his game.”