Exeter City will be looking to get themselves back into the play-off places when they welcome third placed Bury to St James Park in Sky Bet League Two.
The Grecians go into the match in a positive run of form having picked up a win over MK Dons and a point away from home at Carlisle United last weekend.
Ahead of the match with the Shakers, who are yet to be beaten in 2019, manager Matt Taylor said: “They’re a really good team, and they dominated the game when we played up at Bury, we were only in the game for a 20 or 30 minute period in the second half, so it’s going to be a tough test but it’s one we’ve got to look forward to and enjoy.
“We’ve got nothing to lose in terms of welcoming another promotion candidate to the park, we have to take the game to them and attack the game. No matter what the score is at 5pm on Saturday we have to say that we’ve had no regrets about our performance."
LAST TIME WE MET
The sides last met back in early December on what was a disappointing day for the Grecians as they fell to a 2-0 defeat with goals from Jay O’Shea and Byron Moore doing the damage for the home side.
Tickets are on sale at advance prices until 5pm in person and midnight online, on Friday, February 15 so, why not save money and time queuing by buying in advance!
To buy online please click here. You can purchase on mobile, tablet or desktop or by calling: 01392 411 243. You can also visit the club shop/reception at St James Park.
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MATCH DAY PROGRAMME
In the latest edition of The Grecian, you can read an in-depth interview with on loan full back Kane Wilson as he discusses his development, how he is glad to be back at the club and how he wants this season to end successfully. Also inside you can hear from local journalist Matt Bamsey, who previews the match with Bury, and you can also get everything you need to know about our opponents.
ACTIVITIES AROUND THE GROUND
Bringing the whole family to Saturday's match to support City against third place Bury?
There is plenty on offer pre-matche to keep the whole family entertained and to make sure your St James Park experience is extra special.
Just take a look at what is available below...
How long can you hold on to the spinning, jumping and Bucking Bronco Rodeo Bull?
Make sure you have a go on the new attraction in Red Square for Saturday's match!
Did you know that the Supporters' Trust offer FREE tours around St James Park?
The free guided tours are great for anyone who’d like to get a behind the scenes view, whilst finding out about the history of their club. The tours are open to all; you don’t have to be a Trust member to come along.
Tours start at 11am on matchdays from Red Square and take in many parts of the ground that you wouldn’t otherwise get to see, including the boardroom, the brand new players’ changing rooms, match officials’ facilities and the security hub.
Lasting around 90 minutes, you will almost certainly learn something you didn’t know before, and maybe you’ll be able to tell us something from your experiences of coming to City that we didn’t know!
To book your place, please contact reception on: email@example.com or call 01392 411 243, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE Face Painting
The face painters are a valuable addition to matchdays and judging by the sights around the ground it is just as popular with adults as well as youngsters.
Their normal route if you want to catch them is: Starting at the Tombola Stall they head through Red Square for the Centre Spot before heading back to the Junior Grecian Family Zone. Leaving the zone for the stadium, they start with the IP Office Main Stand and Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand before finishing on the Thatchers Big Bank.
Join the Guard of Honour
Want to be on the pitch as the players enter SJP? Then be part of the flag waving, Guard of Honour!
Subject to the weather, this week's Guard of Honour will assemble at 2:30pm, with lucky children from the Stagecoach Adam Stansfield stand selected. Parents are both welcome AND encouraged to join in the activity.
After assembling, the Guard of Honour (and parents) move to the far side of ground to get some practice in waving their flags, which also presents an opportunity to pose for photographs.
When the players finish their warm up the Guard of Honour go on their 'lap of honour' in front of the stands to the players’ tunnel. After they have been on the field and welcomed the teams and officials onto the pitch they receive their “gift” (normally a packet of sweets) and certificates of participation.
If your son, daughter or grandchild has not been involved in the Guard of Honour, please email email@example.com.
Junior Grecians Lounge
The Junior Grecians are the Official Junior Supporters Club of Exeter City FC and its members have exclusive use of the Zone from 12:30pm until it is available to all families at 1:30pm.
The room provides a safe comfortable environment for families to enjoy pre-match entertainment, such as a large screen TVs, Playstation consoles and Table Football, as well as the option to enjoy refreshments from the Zone’s very own kiosk.
A feature wall displaying a packed Big Bank also provides a photo-sharing opportunity using the #jgzone hashtag. There are activities and competitions to suit all junior age groups, from FIFA19 and Table Football tournaments to free Activity Packs for younger children.
The Zone also features a VIP party area and there are several party packages available to book throughout the season.
The Family Zone and Stadium Family areas are supervised by Junior Grecians volunteers who have undergone DBS checks and our aim is to make a family visit to St James Park as enjoyable and trouble-free as possible.
So, if you are visiting St James Park on a matchday with children, be sure to pop in to the family zone!
Take a look below to familiarise yourself with the key matchday timings here at St James Park.
The Centrespot bar is open from 11am, through half-time and post-match for the results or the live game on six screens. The live games will be the cup ties between Brighton & Hove Albion v Derby County at lunch-time, and post-match Newport County v Man City. The Red Square Export bar will also be open from 1pm.
In the CentreSpot the alternative Camra bar, FEC RACE, are ready to serve real ale, cider, hot food, and programmes from 1pm up until a few minutes before kick-off. They are also open at half time for IP Office users and will also be open post-match.
You can also gain access to the Stagecoach Adam Stansfield stand from 12:30 to watch the lunchtime kick-off.
You can also pick up some free player stickers, featuring players that have come through the Exeter City Academy on the day in Red Square. You can also take part in the Exeter City tombola where the first prize is a signed Exeter City football. All funds raised go directly to the academy to support the future of the club.
MATCH DAY MUSIC
Here’s the playlist that you, the supporters, have chosen on social media for the matchday.
You can read the mascot profiles in the match day programme which you can pick up in the stadium for £3.00 on the day. For mascot booking or information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Mansfield Town on Saturday, March 30 in a 3pm kick-off. Ticket prices are cheaper in advance. Click here to buy online.