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Match Preview: Exeter City

10 December 2021

Rovers are back on the road this weekend as they face a trip down south to face Exeter City at St James Park.

It’s the second of back-to-back away games following on from the midweek away win at Boundary Park as Rovers won 1-0 at Oldham Athletic. 

As for the hosts’, City come into the game after back-to-back defeats.

After losing to Cambridge United in the F.A cup, Exeter then suffered a second defeat in midweek when they were defeated at home by Northampton Town. 

Team news:

Paul Glatzel and Nat Knight-Percival will be ruled out for a minimum of two weeks, both with hamstring injuries. Josh Hawkes went off on Tuesday with a facial injury and will be assesses ahead of the trip to Devon.

One to watch: Matt Jay

Predominately played in an attacking midfielder role, Jay has been an ever-present player for Exeter over the years, still being at a fairly young age of 25. 

He has had a strong start to the season, scoring 11 goals in 25 appearances, including a run of scoring in six consecutive games.

He’s also featured as captain of the side on a number of occasions this campaign, showing his value in the City side. 

With pace, and good scoring ability from midfield, he certainly has the potential to cause problems on Saturday afternoon.

Manager: Matt Taylor

Following the departure of long-serving manager Paul Tisdale, Taylor took over at St James Park in 2018. 

In his first season, he got the Grecians to within a point of the play-off places, narrowly missing out on the top 7. 

He also made over 150 appearances for the Grecians, making him a popular man at St James Park.

Match Coverage:

Live commentary is available via iFollow for this fixture with audio passes available by clicking here.

You can follow the action through our social media channels below, with full text coverage during the fixture, followed by a match report.
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Match reaction from Micky Mellon and a player will follow on our website and YouTube channel.


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