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Yeovil Town v City (Saturday, December 23)

Paul Tisdale to welcome Jordan Tillson and Dean Moxey back into the matchday squad

21 December 2017

Exeter City will welcome back Dean Moxey and Jordan Tillson into the matchday squad for Saturday’s trip to Yeovil as they look to pick up their first win on the road since October 7.

The Grecians, who have the joint-best home record in the top four divisions of English football in 2017, have suffered on the road of late losing away at Colchester United and Crawley Town with performances that manager Paul Tisdale was less than pleased about. 

However, they will be boosted ahead of Saturday’s game by the return of Dean Moxey and Jordan Tillson, who were both ruled out of their last game – a 2-1 victory at home to Stevenage – through injury and suspension.

Tis is pleased to have an almost full-strength squad as they head into a busy Christmas period that sees them play four games in 10 days.

“We have not got everyone fit, but we have got most fit and we will need that over the 10 days,” said Tis. “It is a really important period, with very little time to recover and you need a good squad and we have got one.

“Yes, there are one or two players missing but I will imagine Dean Moxey will be fit and ready to go after his injury last week and Jordan Tillson is back from his one-match suspension. I think we are in a reasonably good position.”

City have a good record away at Yeovil Town recently, winning three and drawing two of their last five games at Huish Park. However, Tis was wary that, while their recent record is good, he knows they are always in for a tough match when they play the Glovers. 

“It is funny you should say that because if you had asked me that question, about how successful we had been at Huish Park, I wouldn’t have I have had it in my mind as a place we do particularly well at,” he said. 

“We always have a very competitive game of football when we play there. Yes, it is a while since we have lost there (since 2010), but there have been plenty of draws. And, I think, that is the overriding factor. It has been a fixture where there has been one-goal in it probably most of the time. 

“It always seems to be a very tight, competitive match whether that be when Darren Way or Terry Skiverton who has been in charge of the team. It has always been a competitive match and I would expect it to be the same this year.” 


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