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Tis: Yeovil A Match For Anyone

8 April 2016

Grecians boss looks ahead to Yeovil trip

EXETER CITY manager Paul Tisdale challenged his players to push themselves over the line and continue their good form as they prepare to travel to Huish Park to meet Yeovil Town this weekend.

The Grecians are looking for a fifth consecutive away victory against the Glovers, but Darren Way's side have kept a lot of clean sheets in the last few games.

"It was a wonderful victory in exciting circumstances last weekend, but the reality is that we're in with a chance of the play-offs," Paul said. "We've created an opportunity for ourselves, and we have to take it now. We certainly haven't done what we want to do yet, but we've given ourselves a chance. You don't want to slip into happy mode where you relax; it was a nice day on Sunday, but after that it was back to work, focusing very firmly on another derby, which is against a team in form. You just have to look at the results they've had; it's not just the fact that they've won games, they've had clean sheet after clean sheet. We can't let our form over the last seven or eight games peter out because we think that we've had a good win in the Devon derby; we've just got to get on with it."

"Darren [Way] has somehow managed to turn their season around and create what looks to be the start of a functioning, effective team. We don't want to be on the wrong end of that; we need to make sure that we are focused in the task in hand. Yeovil can be a match for anyone at the moment.

"The clubs get on very well. We compete hard on the pitch, and there's always a very healthy level of respect before, during and after games. The legacy of Adam Stansfield, of course, has concreted that relationship in some way. Any game between Exeter City and Yeovil will always be much-anticipated; the supporters enjoy it, and I'd imagine that we'd have a fair few supporters there on Saturday.

"The team is looking pretty good fitness-wise. Jordan Moore-Taylor is back in training and is available after missing the last two. Matt Oakley struggles with a bad back, which is why he came off last time out, but I'm hoping that he'll be available for selection. Will Hoskins is obviously a long-term one, but that the moment, it's looking good."

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