Exeter City FC: Bertie Cozic reflects on City’s victory at Wembley in 2008 and Rett Syndrome

By David Wainwright

In the run-up to the EFL Sky Bet League Two play-off final with Coventry City, we take a look back at the tenth anniversary of Exeter City winning promotion back to the Football League at Wembley Stadium in 2008 with former player Bertie Cozic.

The Grecians had been beaten in the previous year’s final – by Morecambe – and Bertie, now a strength and conditioning coach at the club, had been left out of the squad for the match. It was a decision he is very philosophical on looking back.

'Any player would want be involved, because it was a big game,'he said. 'It was the first game played at the new Wembley. There were around 40,000 fans there I was like….wow! However, I didn’t dwell on it. I could have knocked on the manager’s door asking ‘why am I not in the team’, but I should have played better to be in the squad.'

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