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Connor Riley-Lowe urges fans to stick by the team, despite difficult start

18 August 2016

Grecians youngster hopes a win at Accrington Stanley can kick-start season

Exeter City winger Connor Riley-Lowe has issued a plea to fans to stick by the team despite a disappointing start to the season.

The Grecians, who travel to Accrington Stanley on Saturday before hosting Premier League Hull City in the EFL Cup on Tuesday, have lost their opening three games in League Two this season.

However, Connor, 20, is confident in the team’s ability to win games – highlighted by the fact that they created more opportunities than their opponents in the matches against Hartlepool United and Crawley Town. He says the fact that they have not picked up any points yet is annoying for both the players and supporters, but he said things will get better.

“It is frustrating and you can hear the fans getting frustrated, but I really believe that if they stick by us and they believe in the team it will come together,” said Connor. “We have had a slow start and there are no excuses for that, we have to pick up, but I’m sure if the lads keep performing then we will start to pick up some points.”

“I think the game on Tuesday (against Crawley) we deserved at least a point,” added Connor. “I thought we were the better team and we have won one game this season against a Championship side, so we know we are good enough to do it. It is just trying to get those first three points.

“I think once we do that it will kick-start our season and we will find a bit of rhythm then.”

Stanley have started the campaign well though, losing just one of their four games so far this campaign. Connor is expecting a tough challenge at the Crown Ground, but is determined to help the team come away with three points if he is selected for the match.

“I think it will be a bit of a different game to Tuesday,” he said. “I think Crawley sat in a little bit, whereas Accrington Stanley will come out for the win. I think it will be a different game on that aspect, but we need to kick-start our season on Saturday. That is where we have to get started I think.”

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