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💬 Jake Taylor: "It is important to be professional over the next few days and go to Colchester with real confidence ."

City's skipper looks ahead to Sunday's match against Colchester United

27 December 2019

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Captain Jake Taylor says he and the Exeter City players will be looking to build on a good festive points tally so far when they travel to Colchester United on Sunday.

The Grecians have drawn with Walsall and beaten Newport County so far this Christmas/New Year period, but now have two tough away games coming up in the next week against Colchester and Forest Green Rovers. However, Jake says the players will be remaining professional around the holiday period as they know how important a good points tally from those two matches could be in the end of season shake up come May.

“It is always tough around the Christmas period, because everyone around you is eating as much as they want and drinking as much as they want but when you win games like we did against Newport, after looking after yourselves on Christmas day then it makes it much sweeter. It is important to be professional over the next few days and go to Colchester with real confidence and take the game to them like we have done in recent matches.”

City have now lost just one out of the last 12 matches in all competitions, and that defeat came in extra-time of an FA Cup replay at Hartlepool United. So the team are on good form and on the back of an impressive win over Newport County on Boxing Day they will travel to Colchester in confident mood.

“It was a good win for us on Boxing Day,” said Jake. “But it will be a completely different game at Colchester so we will dust ourselves off and get back to training and try and recover as quick as possible and go there with a lot of confidence.

“It is heavy conditions, but this time of year the majority of the pitches are going to be like that. We are used to that because we have played in this league for a number of years now. We know what is required and, like I said before, Colchester will be a completely different game, but we are going into it off the back of a good run of games so if we can go there and get some more points and continue this good run over this Christmas period then we will be a in a good position.”

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