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💬 Jake Taylor: "They have picked up some really good results, so it will be a tough test."

Exeter City's captain looks ahead to Saturday's match with Forest Green Rovers

25 October 2018

Jake Taylor is expecting a tough test when Forest Green Rovers visit St James Park on Saturday.

The match will see the opening of the new Stagecoach Adam Stansfield stand, which is part of a £3.4m development at St James Park. However, Forest Green will be coming to Exeter looking to spoil the party and, having only lost one game this season, they will provide a stern test for the Grecians.

“They went on a really long unbeaten run at the start and they have picked up some really good results, so it will be a tough test,” said Jake. “However, it is a game that we are looking to get three points from and continue our good run of form.” 

City are 11 games unbeaten in all competitions and go into Saturday’s match on the back of a credible 1-1 draw away at Crawley Town on Tuesday night. It was the fourth game City have drawn on the road, but Jake saw it as a point gained rather than two dropped. 

“I think it is (a point gained), when you look back at it,” said Jake. 

“They are a good team and they play some good football and going 1-0 down was obviously disappointing but the way we have shown character this season so far and come back and got results from a losing positions shows the character that we have got in the squad and what everyone wants to do here. 

“It will be a good point as long as we can pick up some more points this Saturday against Forest Green Rovers.” 

Speaking about the new Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand, Jake added: “I think it looks fantastic. We have slowly seen the progression over the last few months and now it is here and ready to go it is really exciting for everyone involved at the club. We are really looking forward to seeing a few people in there supporting us. It has been a long time coming but now that it is finally here it really does finish of the stadium really well.” 

Jake, who came on loan to Exeter in 2011, before joining permanently in 2016, says it shows the progress the club is making. 

“I was down here seven years ago and the way the club has changed since I was first down here is a credit to everyone involved,” he said. 

“First the training facilities and now the stadium. It shows that the club is ambitious and wants to go in the right direction. Everyone wants to be successful and at the moment this club is striving for greatness and going in the right direction.”


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