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Tisdale excited by bright, young new signing Myles Anderson

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: January 10, 2013

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EXETER City manager Paul Tisdale says he is excited about the potential of new singing Myles Anderson after the 23-year-old defender put pen to paper on a deal at Exeter City on Monday.

Anderson joined City from Blackburn Rovers after his contract with the npower Championship side was terminated by mutual consent.

Anderson failed to make an appearance at Ewood Park and his signing caused controversy at the time because his father Jerome played an advisory role in Venky's takeover of the Lancashire club in 2010.

The Blackburn manager strenuously denied the claim that he was joining the club because of his father.

However, Anderson had an unsuccessful 18 months at the club and was loaned out at the start of this season to Aldershot Town.

He made five appearances for the Shots, including one match against Exeter City in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Anderson impressed in that match on September 4, helping his side to a 4-3 victory on penalties.

Tisdale, said: "We've seen Myles play and there's a lot of potential there, so we are excited about the possibility of seeing his development with us.

"We're looking at this with a view to a player that can break through into the first team. We're excited by his potential as we've identified him as a talented and bright young individual."

Prior to joining Rovers, Anderson made one substitute appearance for Aberdeen, who he joined after leaving Leyton Orient, for whom he did not play a first-team game.

Anderson is likely to be City's only signing of the January transfer window, with rumours of a return for former Grecian Richard Logan wide of the mark.

Speaking ahead of the signing of Anderson, Tisdale said: "I'm not scanning the market for too many players.

"We are probably not looking at making many signings, probably just one if I could and I'm looking to persuade a player to join us and then I will be requesting the board to fund it.

"They (the board) of course would be wanting to support me to improve the team.

"I think we are all on the same page – the manager, (chief executive) Julian Tagg and the other members of the board. We would like to improve the team and the squad if we can."

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