Jordan Tillson says he is looking forward to the test at Mansfield Town on Saturday having never taken to the field at the One Call Stadium.
Jordan, who has made more than 100 Football League appearances for City, has always managed to miss the games at Mansfield Town including a 1-1 draw their last campaign and a 2-1 victory the previous season.
However, having put in a superb performance against Notts County last weekend – as the Grecians recorded a 5-1 victory – he is in line to break that statistical anomaly this weekend.
“Yes, is going to be a new experience because I have always tended to be injured when we have visited there,” said Jordan. “I am looking forward to the game. I have been on the bench a couple of times there and it seems like an intense atmosphere and good place to play your football so it will be a good opportunity for me to, hopefully, get some minutes there.”
Asked what he is expecting from Mansfield, Jordan added: “I have had a look to see how their results have been and they haven’t lost yet,” he said. “So they have obviously got something going well there and they have got a good manager who is experienced and it will be another good opportunity to test ourselves against good opposition.”
Manager Matt Taylor has called for his City players to reach the same levels as they did last Saturday against Notts County. Jordan was a big part of the success of that display with his tough tackling earning praise from supporters on social media.
“I have seen bits of the praise,” said Jordan. “It was lovely. It was nice to get some nice comments.”
“It was a good performance from us after a couple of funny results,” he added. “It was nice to bounce back with a good win and we are looking forward to the next game which is Saturday and that is what our focus is on now.”
Up next at St James Park:
City take on Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, March 2 in a 3pm kick-off. Ticket prices are cheaper in advance. Click here to buy online.