Former Exeter City defender Alex Hartridge joins Wycombe Wanderers

Former Exeter City defender Alex Hartridge has signed for fellow League One side Wycombe Wanderers. The 25-year-old Grecians youth product will make the move to the Chairboys on an undisclosed-length deal.

Hartridge made 157 appearances for Exeter after making his debut in November 2017, scoring three times. He was part of the side that won promotion from League Two in 2022 and played in all but three League One games the following season.

But having chosen to turn down the offer of a new deal at St James Park, he had fallen out of favour with City, and barely featured in the second half of the season. The defender was handed the captain’s armband for the 1-0 win over Stevenage which was his final appearance for the club.

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Wycombe announced on Thursday that they had completed the signing of the City academy product, subject to EFL and FA approval. The move will go through officially on July 1.

Wycombe finished 10th in League One this season, 11 points shy of a play-off place - four points and three places above Exeter. He becomes Matt Bloomfield's first signing of the summer.

Fellow Grecians who departed St James Park this summer in Harry Kite, Gary Woods and Kyle Taylor have yet to find a new club. There is also no news on if any of Zak Jules, Demetri Mitchell, Harry Lee, Caleb Watts or Tom Carroll, all of whom are out of contract, have accepted their new deals.