Jake Taylor expecting tough match from newly-promoted Lincoln

Jake Taylor says he has been impressed by Exeter City’s defensive start to the season but is expecting a tough game on Saturday when the Grecians face newly-promoted Lincoln City.

City welcome league Danny Cowley’s team to St James Park on the back of a good start to the season that has seen them put in impressive performances against Cambridge United at home and Swindon Town away.

Lincoln are yet to pick up three points in their first two games, but having got draws against Wycombe Wanderers and Morecambe they will come to St James Park full of confidence especially having had such a good season last year.

“Obviously they had great season last year with the league,” Jake said. “And they did well in the cup as well so they’re going to be a good side. They’ve had a good little start I think but so have we, I think we will concentrate on ourselves and the way we’ve been playing in the first few games and go into the game with loads of confidence.

“It’s obviously nice to start off with a win and a positive result away from home is always good as long as we can keep the momentum going. We’re back at St James Park where we want to get as many points as possible so it will be nice to go there and put in a good performance at home again.”

City made the play-off final last season but got off to a slow start in that campaign. Their first win came in their fourth league match and they also only picked up just three wins in their first 12 League Two matches. So is it important for them to get off to a better start this time around?

“It’s very important (to get off to a good start),” said Jake. “If you look at us last year we didn’t have the best of starts but we finished in a good position. So if we can get off to a good start this and be in and around the play-offs come Christmas time then I think it will be exciting times at Exeter.

“Me personally, I just take each game as it comes. I try and concentrate on the next game. We went through a period of playing some really good stuff and we’ve got a similar squad so I don’t see why we can’t continue our form from last year into this season like we have done so far.”