Midfielder Nicky Law says the side are determined to get back to winning ways on the road this Saturday, having drawn their last two matches away from St James Park.
The Grecians are in the middle of a nine-game unbeaten run, but out of the six victories they have picked up in that time only one – at Mansfield – has come away from home.
At Huish Park, in early October, the Grecians did take the lead before conceding twice and having to battle back to grab a point. And the away match before that City were leading going into the seventh minute of stoppage time, only to be denied by a late header from Port Vale’s Otis Khan.
“It is something we want to improve on,” said Nicky. “I think, particularly, the Port Vale game we should have never have drawn that match. We should have been out of sight before they scored late, late into injury time.
“That was the most disappointing one for me. At Yeovil, we never really played how we have been of late. It was a struggle for most of the game even though we did go 1-0 up.
“I felt we were not quite at it in that game. It was our third game that week and we had had tough games before that and we did look a bit leggy in that third game, but we showed great character to come back and equalise.
"Going 2-1 down was disappointing but I think the biggest thing we took out of that game was the character that we showed to come back and not let it effect us. However, that is the last two away games where we have not won, so we are looking to go into this weekend’s game against Grimsby positively and we would like to get over the line and get the three points.”
At home, the Grecians have won their last five in all competitions and Nicky has picked up the man-of-the-match award in three of those games, including in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Swindon. So, how pleased is the former Rangers midfielder with the way he is playing?
“I am pleased with my form on a consistent basis of late and it has, of course, coincided with a great run of form for the team,” he said. “That is always the most important thing for me, that the team does well and win football games.
"Things like the man-of-the-match awards are a little bonus. I wouldn’t have given it to myself at the weekend, I thought some of the lads at the back deserved a bit of recognition but it is great to get those little rewards as well. My mindset is always that the team comes first and if we are winning games then that is the thing that means the most to me really.”
Nicky says he is pleased with how the fans have taken to him at St James Park as well and added that the ones that travel to Grimsby on Saturday will deserve a lot of credit.
"They back us and they are brilliant because there are not many close journeys for ourselves but, in particular, the fans,” said Nicky. “They are paying all that money to go along and watch and they have followed us in great numbers and on some really long journeys already. It is appreciated and it doesn’t go unnoticed. They have been brilliant the fans, home and away, but in particular those away games when you are not only paying to go to the match but for the travel as well. They certainly help us over the line.”