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Match preview: City v Wycombe Wanderers

All you need to know about the Grecians match with Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday

9 February 2018

Exeter City will be looking to continue their impressive home form when they take on second-placed Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.

The Grecians have won their last five League Two games at St James Park, but in Wycombe they face an in-form side who have recorded five straight wins in the division including an impressive victory over league leaders Luton Town in their last match on the road.

City manager Paul Tisdale is expecting a tough game and is full of admiration for the work Gareth Ainsworth has done at Adams Park.

“I am not surprised (by their recent run),” said Tis. “Every year I am more and more impressed by them. They continue to get results, they play as a team, they score goals and they are tough to play against.”

Read Tis’ full match thoughts, including an update on the injury situation here.

Meanwhile Gareth Ainsworth takes a good, strong squad to Exeter although Luke O’Nien’s red card – picked up in their 3-2 victory over Carlisle United – has not been overturned.

“We’re pleased to take a real good squad down to Exeter,” said Gareth.

“I’m very disappointed Luke’s red card was not rescinded, but Tafari (Moore) being back is big for us as it allows Dominic Gape to be an option in midfield having been fantastic in there at Luton.”

To read Gareth’s full thoughts on the match click here.

TICKETS

The IP Office Stand is sold out for the match against Wycombe Wanderers, meaning there is only standing tickets available for the match in the Thatchers’ Big Bank.

Tickets should still be available to purchase on the day, but the club is advising that supporters buy tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. You can do this by clicking on the following link and then you can collect your ticket from the ticket booth in Red Square on matchday.

You can also purchase tickets by calling 01392 411243 during normal office hours or by visiting the club shop and reception during normal office hours.

CHANGES TO RAIL SERVICES AT ST JAMES PARK

There will be changes to the matchday services at St James Park station and Polsloe Bridge station this Saturday due to Exeter City and Exeter Chiefs both playing at home. You can find out more about this by clicking here.

MAGICIAN AND FACEPAINTERS TO RETURN

Young fans attending Saturday’s match against Wycombe Wanderers will be treated to extra entertainment, with Magician Lez the Fez, and face painters returning to SJP. You can find out more information about their routine on the day by clicking here.

FOOTBALL FOR A FIVER ON SUNDAY

Exeter City's final home under-23 Premier League Cup group match is against Sunderland under-23s on Sunday, February 11 in a 2pm kick-off.

The club recognises that the match comes in the middle of two Saturday home matches so admission prices have been reduced meaning that cash only entry on the turnstiles for adults, seniors and students is just £5, and under-18s £2.

A win on Sunday would mean that City would qualify for the last sixteen of the competition, your backing is crucial to helping the team progress. 

The young Grecians currently sit top of Group H, having played four out of six matches, winning two, and drawing and losing one.

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MATCHDAY SPONSORS

Thank you to our match sponsor RGB Recruitment. RGB Recruitment is a leading national and international recruitment specialist for the technical construction industry in the UK. Click here for more information on RGB Recruitment.

Thanks also go to our ball sponsors TWP and Bidfood. TWP pride itself on being able to provide clients with safe, economic, elegant and commercially viable engineering solutions. You can find out more about the company here.

Bidfood are one of the largest wholesalers in the UK. Their established foodservice offers variety and quality, making them the food supplier of choice. You can find out more about them here.

GROUND INFO

Redevelopment work: 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 this article.

MATCHDAY PROGRAMME

Craig Woodman is the feature interview in the matchday programme. He talks about his time at Wycombe, Exeter City’s form this season and the first, best and worst moments of his career. Daniel Nardiello also chats to the Grecian and they are all the usual features from the like of Rob Casey, our Bard of ECFC, Tony Morris and Charlie Howell as well as in-depth look at our opponents Wycombe Wanderers.

You can pick up a copy of the programme from the club shop and reception, or around the ground, for just £3.

FAMILY ZONE

The 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.

MASCOTS 

Our mascots for today’s game are: Edward Belshaw, Thomas Perryman, Jacob Rose, Ben Westcott, Callum Gould, Hannah Tarr, Jamie Scott and Adam Sapkota. You can read their profiles on page 79 of the matchday programme.

HALF-TIME SHOOTOUT 

Whipton Youth and Brixington Blues will be taking part in the half-time shootout at today’s match. We wish them the best of luck. If you would like to make a booking for the half-time shootout contact scott.walker@ecfc.co.uk.

CENTRE SPOT BAR

The centre spot bar will be open to both home and away fans before and after kick-off. The centre spot bar is located to the left of the old reception, near Red Square at the back of the IP Office Stand.

CLUB SHOP 

The club shop will be open from 11am to 5pm on matchdays. The club shop is located in Red Square, at the back of the IP Office Stand.


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