Grecians boss looks ahead to Bristol Rovers tripEXETER CITY manager Paul Tisdale expects a "brilliant game" when the Grecians travel to the Memorial Stadium to take on Bristol Rovers this weekend.
"It's near-enough a must-win, yes," Paul said. "The league table suggests that that is the case, and having lost the game on Tuesday, we need nine points from the last three games if we're going to stand a fair chance. Bristol Rovers are looking to edge into the automatic spots, so it's going to be an interesting afternoon. It'll be a full house at an atmospheric stadium, with both sides needing to win. It'll be fascinating - Bristol Rovers have been great this season having just come up into the league, but this is a big game for them too.
"It's hard to forecast how we'll react to the game; every game is different. There has to be an element of business as normal, and a pragmatic approach to most of what we do. I don't mind the fact that they've got soemthing to play for also; in a way, there'll be an equilibrium there. If we go by the Yeovil game recently, we had a really good number of away fans there, and Bristol Rovers will have a full house. It's going to be a brilliant game. I think everybody's looking forward to it.
"We have doubts over David Wheeler, who missed Tuesday after picking up that late injury against Northampton. It's not a season-ender, but there's a question mark over him. Joel Grant returns to the squad, having been ill for the last couple of weeks, while Will Hoskins, Matt Oakley and Clinton Morrison will be out. We've got three or four missing, yes, but we have plenty others."