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Craig Woodman fit for selection against Carlisle United

4 May 2017

Left-back expecting a good game against the Cumbrians

Exeter City defender Craig Woodman says it is no time to relax ahead of Carlisle United clash despite the Grecians securing their play-off place at Doncaster Rovers last week.


The 34-year old Grecian has been out of the side since picking up a fractured arm in the 3-3 draw with Yeovil Town at the end of March, but is back fit and ready for selection on Saturday should Tis need him. 


“The arms pretty good at the minute,” said Craig. “I’ve been training for two or three weeks now so I’m feeling good. 


“I haven’t fallen on it yet so I haven’t really tested it yet. So I will just keep focusing on the football and hope the arm will come along with me. It’s up to the manager now. I’ve been training for a couple of weeks and he wants to go and win the game so he might not change anything.


“I was hoping to stay in a cast and let it heal itself but that didn’t work so I had an operation and a plate put in. 


“That set me back a little bit because the bone needs six weeks to heal but then the plates in there and it’s supposed to make it stronger. But like I said I’m training now so all good at the moment.”


Jordan Moore-Taylor scored a top class free-kick, straight off the training ground, in Exeter’s win away to Doncaster last week.


That secured City a play-off place and was much like Craig’s only goal for City back in 2014 against Scunthorpe United. 


“Yes, it was great goal,” said Craig. “Everyone can talk about that one now can’t they, mine’s in the past now. Mine’s one I can remember and everybody can concentrate on Jordan’s now.


Speaking about booking a play-off spot, Craig added: “It was nice to do it last week. The boys put in a great performance away at one of the top teams in the division. Like you said we can go out and relax a little bit but we don’t want to, we want to go and win the game, keep that momentum going and go into the play-offs in winning ways.

 

“We’ve got to stay positive now, we don’t want to be losing games at this stage of the season and with four games to go let’s just see where it takes us.”


Carlisle are a place below City in sixth and are yet to confirm a place in the play-offs so will throw the kitchen sink at Exeter for the three points. 

“They’re going to give everything,” said Craig. “We don’t want to be going into the play-offs having lost games so we’re both going for it so let’s see what happens.”


1. Tickets are selling extremely fast for Saturday’s match against Carlisle United with the main stand almost entirely sold out. Book in advance so you don’t miss out.
  
2. If you are planning to collect a pre-paid ticket for either the Carlisle match or the home leg of the play-off semi-final, please note the tickets can be collected from the ticket booth of the stand you are attending (from 3pm). 

So, if you have purchased a Stagecoach stand ticket for the play-off home leg it will be available to collect on Saturday from the Stagecoach stand ticket booth. All ticket booths will open at 3pm in advance of the 5.30pm kick off.
 
Playoff tickets not collected on Saturday can still be collected prior to the actual match on May 18.


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