REGIONAL FOOTBALL Exeter City's first summer signings

Exeter City Football Club crestCentral defender Aaron Martin is new Exeter City manager Matt Taylor's first summer signing.

Isle of Wight born former Oxford United and Yeovil Town defender Martin, 28, started his pro career at Southampton in 2009 after playing for non-League Eastleigh.

Martin joins City after leaving Oxford United.

New City boss Taylor said: "Aaron is a player with a lot of experience playing at a higher level. He is a good age and is highly motivated to drive the team on to the next level.

"He is a strong, tall, ball playing centre half and it is important that we have a lot of options defensively. I'll be looking to boost our defensive ranks further over the next few weeks.

“The player’s attitude and character are important. I want to bring in good players and good characters.”

• Experienced former Notts County striker Jonathan Forte, 31, has become Taylor's second summer signing at Exeter City.

Forte was a play-off semi finalist with County last term, scoring 10 times.

He said: "I’ve been around for a bit, so I know my way around League One, Two and slightly higher, so it stands me in good stead."

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