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Stacey: Exeter City players are working hard to put things right

19 September 2016

City loanee keen to target win over Stevenage rather than dwell on defeat

Full-back Jack Stacey says the Exeter City players will be working hard in training this week as they look to put a derby defeat to Plymouth Argyle behind them.

The Grecians lost the game 2-0 and Stacey, who is on loan from Reading, admits the defeat to their local rivals will be difficult to take. However, he says the players have to put it behind them on concentrate on the match against Stevenage on Saturday.

“The defeat is going to hurt for the rest for the players, and the fans, but once we get back in on the training pitch on Monday, beating Stevenage is the next objective.”

“We need to stop conceding goals through the middle.” added Stacey. “We will work on that in training, as well a set pieces, but apart from that I think we have been playing to our strengths and the results will come.

Having conceded two two goals in the first half hour of the match on Saturday, The Grecians had opportunities to get back into the match against Plymouth, through a Lee Holmes shot which hit the post and a header just over the crossbar from Robbie Simpson. Stacey says they have to take the positives from the game.

“At half-time we were actually encouraged because there were passages of play where we played through Plymouth’s defence, and we said we needed to get the ball on the floor, but unfortunately it just didn’t go our way.”

City’s next home game is against Notts County on Tuesday, September 24. For tickets to that game visit ticket.ecfc.co.uk

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