MARTIN J. PHILLIPS
After starring in local youth and schools football, Martin was signed by Exeter as an Associate Schoolboy in 1990. He soon became a member of the club's Under-17 team and progressed to be offered a place as a trainee in 1992. He made his first team debut in an Autoglass Trophy match at Exeter's fierce rivals, Plymouth Argyle on 5th January 1993, becoming one of the club's youngest ever players.
Martin made his league debut four days later as a substitute at Wigan Athletic. He was gradually introduced to the team on a regular basis by Alan Ball, who rated him extremely highly and was quoted as saying he would become Britain's first ten million pound player.
Priot to joining City, Martin has been in outstanding form with a series of eye-catching wing displays. He has the ability to take on and beat defenders, is an accurate crosser of the ball and capable of scoring the most spectacular goals.
Martin was brought to City by former manager Alan Ball, and it was the same mr. Ball who took him away from Maine Road, when he splashed out 100K to secure the services of the tricky left winger.