EXETER City have signed winger Randell Williams from Premier League side Watford.

The 22-year-old has moved to St James’ Park on a permanent deal after a loan spell at Wycombe Wanderers.

He played six games for the Chairboys last season as they were promoted from League Two and 23 games for them this campaign in League One.

“I am very pleased to have joined,” said Randell. “I know about the club and I am just happy to be here. I know how the club develops players. They are really good at it. They have sold quite a lot of players in recent years to top clubs so it is a great place to come and develop and I also know that they are fighting for promotion as well and I would love to be a part of that.”

City manager Matt Taylor said: “He comes with a good pedigree. We were close to signing him in the summer, really close.  I just missed out then, so I am delighted to secure his services. He is the winger on the left side that we have been looking for the last few months, especially with Chieo (Chiedozie Ogbene) going back to Brentford.

“And the fact that we have got him on a permanent deal, I am delighted with because we can invest in him and develop him.  He is going to be one of our own for the next two-and-a half seasons and hopefully we can see his progression and develop him as a player but also bring us success on the pitch.

“We are pleased that there is no fee involved, but if he were to leave at some stage down the line during his contract then there would be a percentage of that that goes back to Watford.”

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