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JMT: “A great turnaround”

21 September 2014

Match-winner lauds recent turnaround in form

Grecians defender Jordan Moore-Taylor, who scored Exeter’s winner against Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, was pleased to see the tide starting to turn in City’s favour over the past week.

City have now earned seven points from a possible nine in the past three games, including away wins in quick succession at Cambridge and Tranmere.

Graham Cummins opened the scoring for Exeter but Danny Holmes hit a deflected equaliser.  However Moore-Taylor thundered in a header from a Matt Grimes free-kick, as his second goal as a pro gave City a victory.

And far from being a smash-and-grab win, Moore-Taylor was particularly pleased that they secured another win with some entertaining football.

“I thought we played really well, a bit like Tuesday [against Cambridge],” said Jordan.  “On the ball we did well and defensively we’re looking better and a bit more solid.  We’re just looking for that clean-sheet now.

“They got a bit fortunate with their goal, especially with our goal being ruled offside just two minutes before, but we needed to get on with that and try to stop them scoring.  But it’s good to get the win.

“We can all handle the ball and that helps a lot.  At the moment we’re high in confidence so it’s going well.

“Coming off the back of the draw last week [against Oxford] where we thought we could have got a win as well, so we’ve got seven points out of nine now which is a great turnaround.”

Moore-Taylor missed the beginning of the campaign with a foot injury, but has now begun to stake a regular claim for a place in the squad again.

He believes that having a number of players returning from injury and the arrival of some extra bodies after the lifting of the transfer embargo has helped Exeter’s recent about-face.

He continued: “Obviously it wasn’t ideal to get injured in pre-season and have to miss the start of the year, but I’ve played the last four now and I feel like I’m back in my stride so it’s time to push on.  It looks like we’re turning the season around already.

“At the start of the year we had a few injuries and a few bodies not there – now we’re got Alex Nicholls and David Noble, so we’ve got a bigger squad and that’s helping.  You can see in the results that we’re benefitting from it.

“We have confidence in our own ability and on our day we can beat any team in the league.  So we’ve got to look forward and not be scared of anyone.

“We’ve had to take the rough with the good – we all know we can play football and pass it around.  Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t, but that’s what football is about.  We just need to get on with it and hopefully it’ll come off more than it doesn’t.”


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