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Transfer News: Former Wanderer Dean Moxey signs for Exeter City

Moxey has rejoined his hometown club

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After leaving Bolton Wanderers, Dean Moxey has rejoined hometown club Exeter City on a three year deal.

Moxey broke into Exeter's first team at the age of 17, and went on to spend six years with the Grecians in his first spell with the club, scoring 24 goals in 189 games. Exeter fans will probably most remember his thumping goal against Doncaster Rovers in the FA Cup back in 2004.

Before leaving for Derby County in 2009, Moxey was an integral part of the Exeter side that gained promotion from the conference to League One.

Moxey leaves The Macron after a three year stint in Lancashire. Arriving from Crystal Palace on a free transfer to reunite with manager Dougie Freedman in 2014, Moxey had a tough time in his spell with Wanderers. In his first season, the form of Tim Ream at left back kept Moxey out of the side, restricting him to just 20 appearances in the league in his debut season.

In total for Wanderers, Dean Moxey managed to score twice in 82 games.

Upon his return to Exeter, Dean Moxey told their official site:

“It is nice to have the kit back on and I have got my number back,” said Dean, who admits the Cliff Hill training ground has improved a fair bit since he left in 2009.

“It is strange, having not been here for eight years,” he added. “It (the training ground) has improved a fair bit since I was last here, with the 3G pitch down the bottom.

“The first team training pitch looks fantastic now as well – it was just mud when I was here before – and with this Stanno thing just inside the door here it is good to be back.”

“I had a few interested clubs, but when Exeter came in it was always something that I was going to want to do and luckily we got it over the line,” said Dean.

“I have always thought about coming back here and I am just glad that I am able to do it now rather than at 36 or 37.

“I am here to win. I want to get promoted. I don’t want to be in League Two to be honest, so I want to get promoted with Exeter and keep doing what we were doing when I left this place before.”

I'm sure the rest of the LOV writing team will join me in wishing Moxey the best of luck with his new club.