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💬 Lee Martin: "We have done really well. We just need to continue working hard."

Lee pleased with start to the season but says it is too early to start looking at the table

29 August 2019

Lee Martin says it is too early to be looking at Exeter City’s position in the Sky Bet League Two table ahead of their home match with Mansfield Town on Saturday.

The Grecians, who beat Morecambe 3-2 away last weekend to go top of the division, face a Mansfield Town side who many have predicted will be challenging for promotion this season.

However, it is City who set the early pace sitting a point clear at the summit.

“I think we have done really well,” said Lee. “But it is a process and it is still early. I think it is way too early to be looking at the league position. It is a bonus but, for us, we just need to continue working hard during the week and putting in performances on matchdays.

“I think they (Mansfield) are going to be a good team this season. We know what we are up against this Saturday. We know it is going to be a tough test we have just got to make sure we are ready.”

Two of City’s best performances of the season have come in the past fortnight, away at Oldham Athletic and Morecambe. The Grecians created plenty of chances in both those games and battled back from letting a two-goal lead slip at Morecambe to win the match with a late strike from Nicky Law.

“I think you are starting to see that we are a work in process but, certainly, the last two games we have created a lot more,” said Lee.

“We have looked a real attacking threat and then the boys behind us have been fantastic which gives us a chance in any game.”

Lee scored in the win over Morecambe and he said what impressed him the most is that the team didn’t use the miles travelled last week, in August holiday traffic, as an excuse for putting in a below-par display.

“It was a lot of miles and it was tough on the body and we were a bit unfortunate with some of the traffic along the way as well, but the good thing about the boys is we could have easily made excuses but we didn’t,” he said.

“We put it to one side and that is a great mentality to have. You get accustomed to it when you have been here for x amount of time. You know that the travel is going to be a little bit of a nightmare because you are so far away from every other team. So you just end up getting on with it and I think the boys done fantastically well with that and it was a hot day against Morecambe as well so that properly didn’t help us.”


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