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Matt Jay: "It’ll be great to get as many people down to the game as possible and show them what we can do"

City's striker looks ahead to Monday night's visit of Hull City

19 January 2018

Exeter City forward Matt Jay says he is really looking forward to Monday’s visit of Hull City under-23s at St James Park in the Premier League Cup.

The Grecians currently sit top of Group H on six points from three games, ahead of Sunderland under-23s on goal difference.

“We’re really looking forward to it,” said Matt. “It will be a good game. We’ve been doing well and we’ve got a good group of under-23’s mixed with a few older aged players. Hopefully, we can get another three points on the board.”

Matt noted the importance of the competition in helping players get playing time.

He said: “It’s important for youth development and for us getting minutes in some really competitive games.

“It can be hard to predict what type of side will be playing but the main thing is to focus on yourself. 

“With the rule that a certain amount of overage players being able to play, that can affect things and might be a result of who plays this weekend.

“You hope you play but whatever team it is we have the same philosophy in the under-23s as the first team so it won’t be much of a change at all.”

Asked on what to expect from the visitors, who the Grecians beat 2-0 in October’s away fixture, Matt said: “It’s difficult as they play in a completely different set up to the one we do.

“We know from the game before that they will be a good side and that they will pass the ball well, but we’ll have a game plan against them and hopefully we can get another three points on the board.”

Matt hopes to replicate the performance in the recent home match vs Brighton in order to attract the fans for Monday’s game, where the Grecians came out 4-1 winners.

He said: “It’ll be great to get as many people down to the game as possible and show them what we can do. Hopefully, we can get a win for all the fans.”


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