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Tis: “The wheels are turning again”

16 November 2012

Tis pleased ahead of Bradford trip

City manager Paul Tisdale believes that two good results at St James’ Park in quick succession have given the Grecians some momentum ahead of two tough away trips to Bradford and Gillingham.

Exeter beat AFC Wimbledon 2-0 last Tuesday before pegging back high-flying Fleetwood Town to earn a draw on Saturday.  Journeys to Yorkshire and Kent face two in-form teams in quick succession looks a daunting prospect, but the Grecians’ boss believes that shaking off a barren run of results has given the side a good base to work from.

“We made improvements, and I really liked the way we played [against Fleetwood],” said Tis.  “It was the type of team I wanted to see on the pitch playing for Exeter.

“The next two games are completely different.  We can’t play the same way, and we can’t necessarily do the same things.  It’s going to be a long four or five days for us to go to Bradford and then Gillingham.

“But four points from the two home games – that’s satisfactory.  It takes us into the two away games and the wheels have started turning again after a very sticky month.  We’re hoping we can get a similar return from these next two games.”

With a capacity of over 25,000, Bradford’s Coral Windows Stadium is comfortably the biggest stadium in League Two.  But Tis feels that the atmosphere that comes with large stadiums and crowds is something that the side will relish, rather than shy away from.

“It’s a good game to play in.  I’m not going to go into the game thinking that it might be daunting for our players.  It’s a game that we should want to play in.

“[Bradford] are a contender for promotion – like many other teams, but they’re one of the contenders, no doubt.  It will be a good experience and good game for us, because it’s a big stadium with a big crowd.” 

Click here to watch the full interview with Paul Tisdale on Grecian Player.

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