And so it begins again – after a couple of months away from the pitch, football is back for Exeter City as the team face East Fife in the first pre-season friendly at Bayview on Tuesday.
Travel to the east coast of Scotland will be a little less arduous than last summer’s visit to the east coast of Brazil – but hopefully it’ll offer the squad a chance to tighten their bonds.
It’ll be a rapid turnaround for the Grecians, who fly up to Edinburgh earlier the same day, and there’ll be a lot to squeeze in to the trip with a visit to Arbroath two days later.
The Fifers, who began their games programme for the summer period with a 3-0 home defeat to Dunfermline on Saturday, are managed by former Everton and Sheffield United full-back Gary Naysmith – who, at the age of 36, is still registered as a player. He is approaching his second anniversary in his first managerial role.
They also currently play in Scottish League 2 – a fourth-placed finish last season paved access to the play-offs, but a semi-final defeat over two legs to Stenhousemuir confined the side to another season in the fourth tier.
With both teams beginning to gear up for the big kick-off on 8th August – East Fife away at East Stirlingshire, and Exeter City at home to Yeovil Town – there’ll be a good competitive spirit to the fixture
Tickets for this fixture should be bought on the evening of the game at Bayview. Click here for admission information.
Not heading north of the border for this pre-season tour? Follow the game as it happens through our match blog below.