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Tis looking for more of the same against Crawley Town

Grecians looking to bounce back from Saturday's defeat to Chesterfield

21 November 2017

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale is calling for more of the same tonight as the Grecians travel to the Checkatrade.com Stadium to face Crawley Town.

City were beaten 1-0 away at bottom-of-the-table Chesterfield last time out but manager Paul Tisdale was pleased with the way his side played. 

“I was disappointed to lose, but I was delighted with the performance,” he said. “I was pleased with the discipline, the positional play and the attitude of the players.

“The details were pretty, pretty good today. They were not perfect but I have very little to moan about other than we conceded a goal from a set play and we didn’t take our chances.

“However, you don’t always get what you want or what you deserve. We were playing against a team who wanted their win – like every team we play against. However, it is not about how much you want to win, it is about whether you know how to and whether you can.

“I think today we showed we knew how to, we just didn’t finish things off and we conceded a corner which changed the game.

“I thought we were nicely placed in the match before that. Most of the players looked really comfortable and disciplined in their positions and how they acted with each other and I have got every little to moan about. We just move onto the next game now – Crawley on Tuesday night – and continue with the same.”

Crawley Town head into the match on the back of one win in their last 11 games.

Crawley manager Harry Kewell admitted Tuesday night’s game was a big match, especially as they lost 4-0 away at Wycombe Wanderers last time out.

“It’s a big game – as they all are – but even more so perhaps bearing in mind how Saturday ended,” said Kewell.

“The things that didn’t do so well we’ve worked on in the last 48 hours. Exeter will be a good test for us. They have got some real quality and obviously a manager (Paul Tisdale) who knows this league inside out.

"I feel what we have to do is play with the same tempo we showed in the second half in our last home game against Forest Green.

“That was the type of performance I want to see from my team. On the front foot, creating chances and getting the fans behind us.’


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