Christy Pym

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Coming in to make your professional debut in a team struggling towards the bottom of the table is always a difficult thing, but when you’re a goalkeeper, the pressure of a whole team can rest on your shoulders – quite something for an 18-year-old. Of course, that pressure never fazed Christy Pym and when he was thrown into Exeter’s starting side in 2014, the young goalkeeper made crucial save after save to keep City in the League.With the playing budget slashed for the 2014/15 season, Christy found himself as the club’s senior keeper despite being just 19-years-old. Too many conceded goals meant that he was dropped in favour of James Hamon and, a mixture of a broken hand and incoming senior goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik resulted in Christy not making a single appearance the following season. That all changed in 2016 as the keeper battled his way back into the starting line-up, having added consistent clean sheets to his game, Christy helped the Grecians to catapult up the table to go from battling relegation to the play-off final in the same season.Unfortunately, a final loss left City in League Two, but Christy was handed the number one shirt and was the club’s undisputed first choice keeper for the next two seasons up until his departure in 2019 to Peterborough United. At the time of writing, Christy is battling up the top of League One as part of a Peterborough side trying to break into the Championship.