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💬 Dean Moxey: "It would be fantastic to get as many (fans) as we can to every game."

City's new vice-captain previews the match with Morecambe.

10 January 2019

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Exeter City defender Dean Moxey is hoping to see as many supporters through the gates as possible at St James Park as the Grecians go into their final 10 home matches of the season.

Recent attendances over the festive period has seen some large numbers at St James Park, and the City vice-captain is hoping to see more of the same as the Grecians target success going into the rest of the campaign.

On the support, he said: “We were on a good run and the fans came out to support us and the Park was buzzing.

“It would be fantastic to get as many as we can to every game to see us in the home run that’s coming. It’s come around quickly and I’m sure the end of the season will come around just as quick and we’ll need the support as much as possible.”

The Grecians turn their attentions to Morecambe this Saturday as they welcome Jim Bentley’s side to Devon, but they go into the game following a welcome break after what was a busy but positive Christmas schedule.

Dean said: “It was nice to get away and relax with the kids and the rest of the family. It was nice, but we’re ready to go again.

 

“We wanted five wins out of five but to take four out of five in this league is very good so we’re happy. I had friends and family come to watch the Grimsby game and they said it was the best City game they’d watched and seen us lose. It was so disappointing to come away from that game without a point, we should’ve got three, but it wasn’t our night.”

The defender also explained how new signing Ryan Bowman has taken to life at City as he targets a debut this weekend against the Shrimps.

“He’s been decent,” said Dean. “He’s come in and he didn’t know many of the lads before. It’s hard to come into a group that’s settled but he’s trained well, and I think he’ll be pushing for a start on Saturday."

The City number 21 has recently played more of a central role in defence alongside youngster Dara O’Shea who is continuing his development whilst on loan from West Bromwich Albion, and Dean says he’s enjoying the new role within the back four.

He continued: “He’s (Dara) helping me as well, obviously it’s a newer position for me as I’ve only played there a few times, but if I can help him, and we communicate really well. We’ve got Woody (Craig Woodman) as well and Pierce on the sides and I think we’re doing well as a back four at the minute.”

City will have to continue to defend well if they wish to keep a second consecutive clean sheet, and they welcome a Morecambe side that Dean expects will provide a tough test for the Grecians.

Dean’s last match against the Shrimps at St James Park saw him score his first goal since returning to the club last season, a day in which he and his teammates will be aspiring to replicate.

He continued: “It’s another tough game, it always is against Morecambe, they’ve got their threats but if we can carry on the form that we’ve shown in the last couple of weeks then we’ll do well. Hopefully we can get the three points.

“It was 4-1, it would be nice to get a few goals and if I do pop up with one then great, but we just want the three points. It doesn’t matter who scores.”

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