Exeter City return to home action when they welcome Milton Keynes Dons to St James Park in Sky Bet League Two.
The Grecians got themselves back into the play-off places with last week’s win over Cambridge United, and they come up against an MK side who will be looking to make it back-to-back wins themselves following their midweek win over Oldham Athletic.
Ahead of the match, manager Matt Taylor said: “It’s a game of football and we want three points against a promotion rival. They’re a very good team, a team that has had a lot of success this season and will be in and around it come the end of the season.
“We’re on a good run in terms of our home form recently and we'll take the positives from the Cambridge game and fly into the weekend and give everything we’ve got. Hopefully we can pick up a positive result."
LAST TIME WE MET
The sides last met back in August when Dons, managed by former City boss Paul Tisdale, ran out 1-0 winners with the difference between the two sides being Kieran Agard’s 65th minute penalty.
Tickets are selling well for this one, with seats going fast so we recommend that you buy in advance to save money and time queuing.
Tickets are on sale at advance prices until 5pm in person and midnight online, on Friday, February 1 so, why not save money and time queuing by buying in advance!
You can book online via Mobile, tablet or desktop by visiting: tickets.ecfc.co.uk or by calling: 01392 411 243 or by visiting the club shop/reception at St James Park.
Ticket prices are as follows, advance tickets are available up to the day before the match.
Due to the large crowd expected, we encourage supporters to make their way into the ground in good time. The Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand will be open from 12:30pm with the early Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United on show.
ACTIVITIES AROUND THE GROUND
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 and 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.
Lez the Fez
Back by popular demand! Lez the Fez will bring his unique blend of magic, balloon modelling and humour to St James Park on Saturday!
Lez the Fez is one of the most popular magicians and entertainers in Devon with his amazing sleight-of-hand close up magic, balloon modelling and humour putting him at the top of his magician profession.
Lez will be undertaking a walking performance through the Centre Spot, Red Square, Junior Grecians Family Zone and all the hospitality areas.
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 family 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 IP Office Main 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 for Grecian 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.
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 PROGRAMME
The latest edition of The Grecian provides an interview with on loan defender Dara O’Shea, and he discusses how much he is enjoying life as a Grecian as well as City’s recent good run in defence. We also have our regular quiz features so you can test your Exeter City knowledge. CITY Community Trust provide details on the Exeter Live Better Marathon, sponsored by Tozers, and local journalist Matt Bamsey looks ahead to Saturday’s match as well as City’s form.
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 Oldham Athletic on Saturday, April 27 in a 3pm kick-off. Ticket prices are cheaper in advance. Click here to buy online.