Christy Pym: 'I've grown up' says Exeter City goalkeeper after recall

Christy Pym
Christy Pym has played 40 games for Exeter City since making his debut as an 18-year-old

Exeter City goalkeeper Christy Pym says he has matured in the past year.

The 21-year-old has started the last three matches after impressing boss Paul Tisdale in training, and the Grecians are unbeaten in those games.

Pym missed a large chunk of last season after breaking his finger in November, but says the time on the sidelines helped his development.

"I've grown up a lot in the past 12 to 15 months, especially when I got injured," he told BBC Sport.

"It made me realise what I've got and how I've got to work for that spot and how easy it can be gone."

Pym, who came up through the club's youth ranks and played for England Under-20s two years ago, made his debut as an 18-year-old.

When he started against Grimsby in League Two earlier this month, Pym had been waiting 18 months to get back in the Exeter first team in the league.

"The main focus for me now is to stay focused on what I do off the pitch more so than on it," he added.

"When I was younger you think it's easier than what it is. I was always trying, but I'm now doing extra training all the time, I'm in the gym and training as hard as I can off the pitch to make myself as good as I can on the pitch."

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