Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale admitted that he is well aware of his club’s recent record at Adams Park ahead of their clash with Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.
The Grecians have lost on their three visits to Wycombe’s ground and haven’t won there since January 2013 when a solitary goal from John O’Flynn gave them a rare victory despite having Jamie Cureton sent-off in the first half of that match.
“I’m well aware of it,” said Tis. “And that is the irony because we have played pretty well up there a few times and come unstuck.
“We have really given it a go, year after year, and the one time we have won we had 10 men.
“I don’t think John O’Flynn’s shot even hit the target. It sought of took a deflection and went in. It was the only shot we had as well and Joel Grant missed a penalty for them that day. That just shows you that in football you never quite know what is around the corner and you have got to be ready for everything.
“I think we going into this game knowing that we are playing well but we are not taking anything for granted.
“We are playing against a team that just seem to have really good history against us. They have beaten us too often in those games and we will see if this year if we can get a result.
“If we don’t it won’t be through a lack of effort and preparation but let’s be honest they are a very efficient, highly-organised team that play for their manager.
“We all do things in our own way but I admire the way they get results and I have got a lot of respect for what they do.
“I don’t want to lose to anybody, but I have always admired how they get their performance to the maximum and expect no different this Saturday.”
Luke Croll, who was injured in the 1-0 win over Carlisle United last time out, remains a doubt for Saturday’s game while Ryan Harley and Jordan Moore-Taylor are also out injured.
Wycombe Wanderers go into Saturday’s match fourth in the table having won their last four games. They are also just four points separating City, who are top, from Wycombe. So will three points on Saturday for the Grecian put down a marker for their promotion credentials?
“It is three points, that is all it is, said Tis. “And then we have got the same discussion for Luton Town on Tuesday night.
“It is three points and if we lose it, it doesn’t mean that’s it and the season is over. We lost against Notts County and bounced back well. It is about winning more than you lose, scoring more than you concede and over the course of the season we will look to get enough points that will secure us promotion.”
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