Andrésson, Jökull

Exeter City announced the emergency loan signing of goalkeeper Jökull Andrésson from Championship side Reading on the 26th of October 2020.

Due to injuries to first team goalkeepers Lewis Ward and Jonny Maxted, Andresson's transfer was ratified by the EFL and he went straight into the squad for the  Sky Bet League Two match at Leyton Orient on the 26th of October. He will joined initially on a one-week loan.

The 19-year-old 6'4" stopper, who was an Iceland Under-17 international, played above his age category to make six appearances between the posts for Reading Under-18s during 2017-18 and played on loan at Hungerford Town during the 2018/19 season. 

Jökull wore the 24 shirt and made his debut on the same day he signed in a 1-1 draw at Leyton Orient.

After his, debut Jökull said he was   "Pleased to make my professional debut, dreams do come true, I would like to thank Exeter City for this opportunity"

Exeter City manager Matt Taylor hailed the impact of on-loan goalkeeper Jokull Andresson.

He had helped City to a 1-0 win over Carlisle -on the 30th of October in their eighth game without a loss as they went fourth in League Two.
"He's got a personality which says 'it going to be me and I'm going to out myself forward'," Taylor said.
"As a goalkeeper you've got to keep that personality throughout your career because you get judged on those moments."
Jokull played 6 league games, 2 matches in the FA Cup and one Football League Trophy match.

After Exeter had beaten Gillingham in the FA Cup, Jokull's last game he wrote the following:-

"My time is now up with Exeter City, I just wanted to thank the manager, all the staff, all the players for the wonderful time that I had, thanks to all the fans for the lovely messages.. Couldn’t be happier to end it on a massive win.All the best for the rest of the season"

Apperances-9 including 6 league games. 2 FA Cup matches and 1 football league trophy.


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