Exeter City kick-off the new season at home to Cambridge United on Saturday.
The Grecians, who reached the League Two play-off final last season, will be looking to go one better this time around and have an almost fully-fit squad to choose from for the opening match.
Only summer signing Dean Moxey is a doubt having missed a few weeks of pre-season training. However, Tis is not ruling out the former Derby County and Crystal Palace defender, who has rejoined his hometown club, from playing a part.
“Most players will be fit for Saturday if not all of them,” said Tis. “Dean Moxey is probably the question mark. He has been in training this week but how soon I play him I don’t know. Maybe he will start as a sub, but everyone else is ready to go.”
City face a stern opening test in Cambridge United. They beat City twice last season and have strengthened considerably in the summer.
“I’m expecting a tough challenge,” said Tis. “They have got a very similar set-up and a manager who has been there from last season and understands his team and has been able to improve it where he wanted to.
“You have to assume that he’s developed his team and they were quite a strong outfit last year. We will be looking at last year’s games against them. We will be looking at what we know about them from last year because they have a manager who has carried on. However, in the same way, they will be looking at us.”
The IP Office Stand is sold out for the match against Cambridge United, meaning there is only standing tickets available in the Thatchers Big Bank, the largest standing terrace in the football league, and famous for its atmosphere!
Tickets should still be available to purchase on the day, but the club is advising that supporters purchase tickets in advance. You can do this by the clicking on the following link.
Hospitality is also available for these and all home fixtures. To enjoy a city match in style email: email@example.com or call 01392 413957 for further information or to book.
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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.
A new look for the Grecian
The Grecian was voted fourth best programme in the country and second best in League Two for the 2016/17 season by Soccer Club Swap Shop.
However, not content with a fourth-placed finish, the programme has undergone a redesign. Make sure you pick up a copy of The Grecian for £3 for an in-depth interview with David Wheeler, a guide to the visitors and a talk with title winner Chris Vinnicombe on his first, best and worst moments in an Exeter City shirt.
CITY COMMUNITY TRUST LAUNCH
Exeter City’s Football in the Community charity has been relaunched as CITY Community Trust. The game of the season is being used to inform fans of this name change, with players warming up in CITY Community Trust t-shirts before the match and special double page spread in the programme being featured on the charity’s work.
For more information on the name change click on the following page.
New Junior Grecians Family Zone
The new Junior Grecians family zone will be open to its members from 12.30pm on Saturday and then to the general public from 1.30pm. 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.
Our mascots for today’s game are the following: Riley Edwards, Eddy Gray, Oliver Tuckett, Louis Parker, Quinn George Elliott, Evan Hunt and Jake Rickards.
Read their profiles on page 13 of the matchday programme. If you would like to be a matchday mascot at one of our games contact our operations manager Andy Gillard via email at email@example.com.
The club shop will be open from 11am to 5pm on matchdays 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.