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Tis: We Have To Keep Going

4 March 2016

Grecians boss looks ahead to trip to Cambridge

EXETER CITY manager Paul Tisdale targeted a continuation of the Grecians' good away form ahead of the trip to Cambridge United this weekend.

A win at Stevenage last weekend was followed by a point at home against Portsmouth, leaving the City boss positive about another result this weekend.

"Two games is probably a little bit early to start talking about momentum, but [four points] is better than no points," Paul said. "It's been a very strange month or two, with the FA Cup drama and lots of football coming at us, with two games week after week. The one thing you want as a manager is to have some rhythm and continuity, and we haven't had that. We're certainly capable of putting together lots of good results, and if you don't believe that, then it won't happen.

"There's two ways of looking at any game that's on the horizon - you either look at it very closely in terms of league position and immerse yourself in that thinking, or you take yourself completely away from the situation, concentrate on the performance and find the right type of game. Time is ticking away; games are running out, and this is a key game for us in terms of the league table. But you can't just scream that you want to win as loud as you can and expect it to come true. Or next game just happens to be Cambridge United away. We have a pretty good away record - we've won around five of our last ten, and we go into Cambridge with the mentality that we have to keep that run going.

"Alex Nicholls had a bad knock to his face, and he's seeing a specialist before the weekend. I'm not sure about Ryan Harley, who missed the Portsmouth game with illness. David Noble came through another half an hour, so he's ticking along nicely, and generally the squad is looking good at the moment."

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