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"If we keep clean sheets we will give ourselves a great chance."

Jordan Tillson targeting more shutouts between now and the end of the season

22 March 2018

Jordan Tillson is hoping he can help the team to plenty of clean sheets in the remaining nine matches of the season as Exeter City aim for promotion from Sky Bet League Two,

The combative midfielder, who has been given a role to sit just in front of the back four, has helped the Grecians to 11 shutouts already this campaign but he knows a few more will be needed between now and May 5.

“I think if we have got a chance of keeping clean sheets, then we are going to win games,” said Jordan. “It is important that we do that between now and the end of the season. The lads have been brilliant at the back though and Christy Pym has been excellent as well and he has been a key part in that.”

Christy has indeed been a key member of the squad in terms of picking up clean sheets, with the goalkeeper collecting the past two fan-voted player-of-the-month accolades. However, Jordan also plays a pivotal role as well.

“It is a holding midfielder at times, that just breaks up play and plays it simple,” explained Jordan. “At the start of the year my role changed a bit and I was trying to get forward a bit more, but now it is has gone back to the holding role. I enjoy the role. I enjoy playing every minute of every game. That is what every player wants to do.”

Next up for Jordan and City is Swindon Town. The Grecians go into Saturday's match at St James Park on the back of a morale-boosting win over Port Vale. Jordan says it is important they back the confidence they got from that three points on Tuesday with a good result against Phil Brown’s side. 

“It was an important win for us (against Port Vale),” said Jordan. “We needed it to get a bit of confidence and to get another three points away from the teams around us.

“We move onto Saturday now and that is an important game for both of us. We need to win to keep them at bay and they need to win to catch us up. So it is going to be an important result and, hopefully, we can come out on top.”

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