Following a hugely successful loan for Weston-super-Mare AFC, Joel has returned to parent club Exeter City.
He starred in the Leasing.com Trophy against West Ham under-21s and Oxford United as well as being an ever present in the club’s Premier League cup campaign.
Joel became a fan’s favourite at Weston-super-Mare AFC following a string of all action and fully committed displays for the Seagulls in a loan spell that has seen him make 19 appearances, scoring six goals.
Manager Scott Bartlett said:
Joel has been outstanding for us and becomes another in a long line of players to make huge progress following a loan spell at Weston-super-Mare AFC.
“Naturally, we are disappointed to lose him but have done a super job with Joel and in some ways, we have become a victim of our own success where he is concerned.
“We had an agreement in place that Joel would return this week and until at least the end of January where his situation would be reviewed. However, following excellent performances, Exeter exercised their right to recall Joel and keep him close to their first team over the last couple of weeks.
“My understanding is that he will join a team higher up the pyramid with a view to forcing his way into Matt Taylor’s plans in the new year, we can’t argue with that progression and are proud of our part in his development.
“We thank Exeter City for again trusting us to help develop one of their brightest prospects and of course thank Joel for his fantastic contribution to our club.”
I really enjoyed my time at Weston, working under Scott & Lairdy was really helpful in my development in the men’s game.
“I can’t thank them enough for the opportunity they gave me this season & I wish them, the players, board and supporters all the very best for the future.”
Everyone at Weston-super-Mare AFC wishes Joel the very best for the future.