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📝 Big Match Preview: City v Notts County

All you need to know ahead of City’s clash with Nott County at St James Park

7 September 2018

Exeter City welcome Notts County to St James Park in Sky Bet League Two in a 3pm kick-off as the Grecians look to get back to winning ways.

Matt Taylor’s side come into the game following two successive defeats in the league, but they turned out a positive performance in the Checkatrade Trophy away at Yeovil Town in midweek.

On Saturday’s encounter, manager Matt Taylor said: “We had a game on Tuesday, so training is always slightly tapered when there is a midweek game. The players that played on Tuesday night got minutes under belt and their distances were excellent, so we are looking forward to this weekend.

“They’ve (Notts County) had a change of manager and he’s had a week to work with his squad, so he’ll still be assessing his group and working to get the best out of that group. It’s always difficult playing against a team with a new manager because you don’t quite know what to prepare for. They may change shape, formation or personnel so we have to be prepared for everything.

“The group are hungry to bounce back following the Lincoln game.”

WHEN WE LAST MET

The sides last met at Meadow Lane back in January with both pushing to try and achieve promotion from Sky Bet League Two. In a strong performance from the Grecians they ran out 2-1 winners with goals from Jake Taylor and Jayden Stockley.

TICKET NEWS

By booking tickets in advance you can save money and time queuing on match day.

There are a handful of seats still left in the IP Office Stand and there is still room on the Big Bank to cheer on the Grecians. Tickets can be purchased in one of three ways.

You can purchase tickets online, or you can also call the club during the normal office hours on 01392 411 243 (option 3) or visit the club shop and reception in person between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

FREE TICKETS FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES PERSONNEL

This coming Sunday, September 9 is Emergency Services Day, in which the country pays tribute to all the people working in the vital emergency services sector.

To show our support to all those who work tirelessly in the community to keep us safe, we are offering a free Big Bank ticket to Emergency Services personel at this Saturday's 3pm kick-off against Notts County.

To take advantage all you have to do is visit the ticket booth in Red Square on the match day and collect your Big Bank ticket when showing valid ID*. The ticket booth is open from 12pm and tickets are available on a first come first served basis, whilst stocks last.

*ID accepted includes: Fire and Rescue Service, Police Force,  Ambulance Service, Air Ambulance, NHS Employees, Prison Service

LIVE IN THE CENTRE SPOT

England's first match of the UEFA Nations League will be live in the Centre Spot and the Supporters' Trust suite upstairs in the Park.

Gareth Southgate's men take on Spain in a 7:45pm kick-off.

MATCH DAY SPONSORS

We would like to welcome our match sponsors Thatchers, our match ball sponsors Old Mill, and our associate sponsors DMS Bricklaying to Saturday's match.

For more information about any of our sponsorship opportunities please contact Matt Kimberley at matt.kimberley@ecfc.co.uk.

FOOD AND DRINK

Locally produced hot food will be able from Kenniford in Red Square prior to kick-off and will remain open at half-time.

Food is also available from the Junior Grecians lounge before the match, and at half-time.

Free Freezer Pops are available from the Tombola stall.

GROUND INFORMATION

The new Jungle Path turnstiles will be in action. The turnstiles are for access to the Thatchers Big Bank only and there will be a cash turnstile and a ticket turnstile open.

The toilets will be open, but the refreshment kiosks aren’t quite ready yet but will follow soon.

Fans are encouraged to make use of the new turnstiles to allow for smooth, quick entry to St James Park and to reduce the pressure on Stadium Way.

Turnstiles will open from 2pm.

MATCH DAY PROGRAMME

You can pick up a copy of The Grecian in and around the stadium for £3 on the day of the game. You can hear from midfielder Nicky Law about how he has settled in at City as well as how the Grecians are determined to return to winning ways.

Other regular features are also available as you can hear from City fan Tony Morris, as well as get the full information on Notts County.

Away programmes are available from the information point

FAMILY ZONE

The Junior Grecians family zone will be open to its members from 12.30pm on Saturday and at 1.30pm for everyone else, including away supporters.

The zone has video consoles, large TV screens, a refreshments stall and table football. It is located near the players' entrance at the IP Office Stand.

FREE Face painting is available around the ground and ambassadors will be handing out free come on you reds stickers!

MASCOTS

You can read their profiles in the match day programme. If you would like to be a matchday mascot this season, then contact our operations manager Andy Gillard via email at andy.gillard@ecfc.co.uk.

CLUB SHOP

The club shop will be open from 11am to give you the opportunity to make some purchases ahead of the match and will close at 5.30pm.

Up next at St James Park:

City take on Macclesfield Town in Sky Bet League Two on Tuesday, November 27, in a 7:45pm kick-off. Click here to buy tickets.


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