Jayden Stockley has said Exeter manager Paul Tisdale's relationship with his young players helped his decision to join the League Two side on loan.
The 22-year-old striker scored on debut on Tuesday, a day after joining the Grecians over other interested clubs from Premier League Bournemouth.
"You're given the chance to show you want to learn the game and have desire and passion to get better," he said.
"I can see from what Paul's done he has the desire (for young players) also."
Stockley scored a second-half equaliser in Exeter's 1-1 draw at Morecambe, which ended a run of four straight league defeats for Tisdale's side.
"The club's style of football and the stability of the manager really stuck out to me," Stockley added to BBC Radio Devon.
"You can see the club look at the long term future not just the next game and that gives a young player a lot of faith and confidence to go and show what he is about."