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Match preview: City v Yeovil Town

All you neeed to know about tonight's match

29 August 2017

Exeter City start their 2017/18 Checkatrade.com Trophy campaign at home to Yeovil Town tonight.

The Grecians will be looking to do better than last season when they were knocked out of the group stage of the competition after finishing behind Swindon Town and Oxford United.

This season Paul Tisdale's team have been drawn in a group that includes Chelsea under-21s, who visit the Park on November 28, and Plymouth Argyle, with City's match at Home Park taking place on October 3.

Manager Paul Tisdale is likely to make a number of changes to the team in a bid to give some of the players on the fringes of the starting XI some match action.

Speaking about the match, Tis said: "The conditions for the team that you need to pick are more involved this year but it gives more opportunity to others. I am looking forward to the game because as you saw, on Saturday, that I put Robbie Simpson on. He is not quite ready yet to be playing 90 minutes but we were 2-0 up, he was there and I was so desperate for him to get back on the pitch because it is about the strength, the health and the well-being of the whole squad. That is what we have to work through the rest of the season with. It is not just about the starting XI and Tuesday 

"He is not quite ready yet to be playing 90 minutes but we were 2-0 up, he was there and I was so desperate for him to get back on the pitch because it is about the strength, the health and the well-being of the whole squad. That is what we have to work through the rest of the season with. It is not just about the starting XI and Tuesday night will be another opportunity and

"That is what we have to work through the rest of the season with. It is not just about the starting XI and Tuesday night will be another opportunity and indication of that it is more than about just 11 players.

"There will be one or two coming on and playing on Tuesday who need to play to be in touching distance of the first team."

If the match ends in a draw there will be a penalty shoot out and an extra point given to the winner of that contest. 

Tickets for the match against Yeovil Town are still on sale and can be purchased via the following link or by phoning 01392 411243. Tickets can also be purchased via the ticket booth in Red Square prior to kick-off.

Ticket prices are as follows - Thatchers Big Bank

Adult: £10
Over 64s/students: £8
Under-18s: £3
Designated area: £8

IP Office Main Stand

Adult: £12
Over 64s/students: £10
Under-18s: £4
Designated area £10

Redevelopment Work:

The away terrace and the Stagecoach Family Stand will not be open to supporters for Saturday’s game due to the redevelopment work at the club.

All entry for home fans will be via the Stadium Way turnstiles into the IP Office Main Stand or the Thatchers' Big Bank. There will be no entry possible from the Jungle Path/Well Street side on to the Thatchers' Big Bank.

For more information read the following article.

The Grecian is back for issue four of the season with all the latest news from St James Park. The 32-page programme, reduced in size for tonight's game, is available at a reduced price of just £2.

New Junior Grecians Family Zone

The new Junior Grecians family zone will be open to its members from 5.30pm on Tuesday and then to the general public from 6.30pm. The zone has video consoles, large TV screens, a refreshments stall and table football. 

The zone is located in Red Square. For more information on it read the following article.  

The club shop will be open all day and will stay open four around half an hour after the final whistle on  and will be selling our new Flybe-inspired third kit. The club shop is located in Red Square, at the back of the IP Office Stand.

BUCKET COLLECTION

The bucket collection on Tuesday night is for See Ability.

SeeAbility is a 200-year-old registered UK charity that supports people with sight loss and multiple disabilities, including learning and physical disabilities, mental health difficulties, acquired brain injury and life-limiting conditions. The charity provide specialist support enabling people to develop the skills and make the choices they want, to enjoy a fulfilling life with as much independence as possible.

The charity also share their expert knowledge to raise awareness and improve eye care for people with learning disabilities, acting as the national voice on behalf of children and adults with sight loss and multiple disabilities.

MATCHDAY COMMENTARY

As BBC Radio Devon will not be covering tonight's match there will be no matchday commentary through the iFollow service. However, City's soccersight team will be providing matchday commentary from the game which you will be able to follow from 7.40pm through the club website. 


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