After a stop-start career thus far, Lenny Pidgeley is determined to make a name for himself at Exeter - although his first goal is to claim a regular starting berth.

Artur Krysiak is currently the man in possession of the No.1 jersey at St James Park and Pidgeley is striving to prove to Paul Tisdale he has what it takes to usurp the young Pole.

Pidgeley, 27, has certainly gone some way to realising his ambition, as the former Chelsea trainee played a starring role on debut in the Grecians' triumph over Plymouth in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

The shot-stopper save two penalties as Exeter won the shootout 3-0, and hopes he caught the eye of Tisdale with an impressive display.

"I have waited to get my chance and I finally have and I wanted to show what I can do," Pidgeley told the Exeter Express and Echo.


"Every time I go out on the pitch I want to do the best I can. It's not up to me to pick who plays on Saturday, I just wanted to show Tis (Paul Tisdale) what I can do. He's the manager, he picks the team so I will do whatever I can on the pitch.

"I'm very happy. I have come in and just wanted to play some games. I played quite a lot of games last season and at Carlisle.

"Throughout my career I have had runs in teams and not been on the bench. I'm 27 now and I just want to play games week in week out."

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