Christy Pym: Exeter City keeper welcomes fight for starting role

Christy Pym
Exeter City's 19-year-old goalkeeper Christy Pym has made 22 appearances in all competitions so far this season

Exeter City goalkeeper Christy Pym says he welcomes the competition for the number one spot from fellow teenager James Hamon,

Pym has made 20 league starts so far this season, while Hamon, also 19, has been favoured for 11 league games.

"It suits us having two fighting for it because neither of us comes off it (in training)," Pym told BBC Radio Devon.

"Any goalkeeper would always want to be number one, but we are both young so our form is always going to dip."

After appearing to have secured the starting role in the early part of the season, Pym did not play for the Grecians between 16 November and 24 January.

Tale of two keepers
Christy Pym's 2014-15 league formJames Hamon's 2014-15 league form
Played: 20Played: 11
Goals conceded: 26Goals conceded: 18
Clean sheets: 1Clean sheets: 2

However, he has been preferred again by manager Paul Tisdale for the last three matches.

"James has done well when he's come in, so I can't really argue," Pym added.

"He played well enough (for me) to bide my time and wait to get back in.

"I want to play every game, so any game that I'm not playing is always going to be hard for me to take."

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