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Exeter City Signs Goalkeeper with Jamaican Roots

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The League One Team Signed the Former Huddersfield Town Player as a Free Agent

Jamal Blackman, the former Huddersfield Town goalkeeper, has been placed in line to represent Jamaica or Barbados internationally. He recently signed a one-year deal at St James’ Park where he joined English League One side Exeter City.
Jamal Blackman has also played for Chelsea before. At teams like Rotherham United, Bristol Rovers, Leeds United, Sheffield United and Wycombe, he has had loan spells. In September last year, the youngster joined MLS side Los Angeles FC before he was given a short-term deal in January by Huddersfield.
Jamal Blackman was born in the UK and is now 28. He was listed as one of the first two eligible players for Exeter who were nicknamed the Grecians. Exeter boasts of winning a promotion from League One last season. They also secured the runners-up position to League Two champions Forest Green Rovers.


Cameron Dawson went back to Sheffield this Wednesday after a loan that lasted for one season last term. Meanwhile, Exeter had been looking for an exemplary goalkeeper throughout the summer. Exeter Manager, Matt Taylor, revealed that Jamal fitted the profile of the goalkeeper they were looking for hence they had to be patient with him.

He further explained that the team chose Jamal since he has a big presence and that he was capable of taking the pressure of the aerial barrage they frequently faced as a team with a majority of young players.
Furthermore, he told the media that the 28-year-old needed to play more games so as to raise the team’s standings.