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Exeter City's Ryan Harley heaps praise on Paul Tisdale


Tisdale's been excellent for me - Harley

Exeter City midfielder Ryan Harley has heaped praise on his manager Paul Tisdale for helping improve his game.

The 25-year-old playmaker has scored eight goals for City this season, helping them rise to 10th in the table.

Harley told BBC Spotlight: "Everyone knows how good a manager he [Tisdale] is and when I came here he taught me the game to a different sort of level.

"Everything I've been good at he's made me get better at, and things I'm not good at he's helped me to improve in."

He added: "I'm reasonably close to the manager and we have a lot of chats even now. He's been excellent for me and I can't thank him enough."

At some point I might move on, but at the moment I'm enjoying my football

Ryan Harley

Harley joined City from Weston-super-Mare in 2007, and has gone on to be an integral member of the team, helping them move up from the Conference to League One.

He said: "Every step I've gone up I've actually found it easier.

"The teams are getting better and the players are better, so I've enjoyed it every time I've gone up."

With Exeter in and around the play-offs this season, Harley feels there is no reason as to why the club cannot win a third promotion.

"We all fancy our chances to be in and around the top six come the end of the season," he said.

"We've got just as good a chance as anyone of sneaking into the play-offs.


Looking to the future, and Harley acknowledged his performances for the Grecians have been turning heads, but said there are no plans to move on.

"I'm not saying I'm going to be here for the rest of my career.

"At some point I might move on, but at the moment I'm enjoying my football.

"I'm happy under the manager and enjoying playing for the team. Whatever happens in the future is going to happen but I want to play as high as a I can and hopefully one day it will happen."

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