Will Aimson has ended his stay with Wanderers to return to the South-West with Exeter City.
Aimson has moved to St James’ Park for an undisclosed fee on a contract running until June, 2025 after spending just over 18 months with the Whites after signing from Plymouth Argyle.
The former Hull City and Blackpool defender, 28, made 45 appearances for Wanderers and helped Ian Evatt’s men to a recent unbeaten eight-match run, which included a 2-0 home win over Exeter.
Aimson’s move to Devon – where he has family ties – follows the return to fitness of Wanderers’ defenders Ricardo Almeida Santos and Gethin Jones and the emergence of summer signing Eoin Toal and completes a busy day in the transfer market for the Whites.
“We have received an offer we felt was acceptable,” said Wanderers’ boss Ian Evatt, who also allowed Kieran Sadlier to leave on loan for more regular games and completed the signings of strike pair Cameron Jerome and Victor Adeboyejo.
“Exeter have offered him a really good contract and we thank Will for everything he’s done.
“In the last six weeks in particular he’s been outstanding and his professionalism has been superb.
“With all transfers there are two parts to this. The club have tried to do right by Will and I think in the last six weeks Will has done right by the club. We wish him well and re-group and go again.”