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Team News: Exeter City vs Portsmouth (JPT Round 1)

1 September 2015

Starting line-ups ahead of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy First Round

EXETER CITY manager Paul Tisdale has made a number of changes to his side for tonight's Johnstone's Paint Trophy first round tie against Portsmouth.

Jordan Moore-Taylor's return to the starting line-up is the big news, with the defender making his return from a long injury lay-off. Tom McCready starts for the Grecians, as do Craig Woodman, Manny Oyeleke and Alex Nicholls.

Portsmouth will field a side of mostly youngsters tonight, manager Paul Cook making eleven changes from the weekend with their local press asserting that the club will pay the fine stipulated by competition rules as a result.


EXETER CITY: Olejnik, Butterfield, Woodman, Harley, Holmes, Nicholls, Moore-Taylor, Oyeleke, Wheeler, McCready, Tillson (capt).
SUBS: Morrison, Reid, Hamon, Jay, Brown.

PORTSMOUTH: Jones, Webster, McGurk, Barton, Tollitt, Chaplin, May, Joseph-Buadi, Close (capt), Davies, Haunstrup.
SUBS: Bass, Naismith, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Yates, Haitham.

REFEREE: Lee Swabey
ASSISTANTS: John Busby, Mark Russell
FOURTH: Brett Huxtable

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