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"It is nice to finish on a high going into the play-offs"

Jordan Moore-Taylor on City's 1-0 win over Colchester United

5 May 2018

Exeter City captain Jordan Moore-Taylor says the 1-0 victory over Colchester United on Saturday is a good confidence boost for them going into the League Two play-offs.

The Grecians won the game courtesy of a Robbie Simpson header, midway through the second half, and the fact that they managed to hold onto that lead was pleasing for Jordan.

“It is always nice to finish on a high going into the play-offs,” said Jordan. “We need that little confidence boost, knowing that we can win games, knowing that we can see them out and that we can keep clean sheets which we haven’t done in a while.”

 The game was Jordan’s first start since injuring his knee in a challenge with Carlisle United’s Hallam Hope on March 10. The City skipper admitted he has been slightly surprised by his recovery.

“It is something I didn’t expect when I first picked up the injury against Carlisle, I thought that was season done,” he said. “However, credit to Tis and Adey (Saunderson), the physio, for getting me the right treatment and get me back out there.

“I feel good. There was no problem in the knee and it is just about getting the mileage in the legs know.”

City’s victory was their 24th in League Two this season, a feat they have only bettered twice in their history in the 1976/77 and 1989/90 seasons. They have also collected 80 points – nine more than last season – to book a tie with Lincoln City in the play-off semi-final.

“It is an improvement on last year. It is not the target we had, but we have got to move on and go up via the play-offs now,” said Jordan. “Lincoln is going to be a challenge, but I think any of the other three teams we could have ended up facing would also have been a challenge. We will look forward to the game on Monday and get ready to go.”

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