Vice-captain Dean Moxey says he is pleased with Exeter City recent defensive record as the side head into a crucial match with MK Dons on Saturday.
The Dons sit three points and one place above the Grecians in the table. Both currently occupy a play-off place but both have a game in hand on third-placed Bury and second-placed Mansfield Town so will be looking at the match as an opportunity to close the gap on the automatic promotion places as well as get one over on one of their rivals.
Part of the key to City’s recent success, two wins and one draw from their four matches in 2019, has been down to their defensive record. The Grecians have conceded just one goal in that time and Dean says they are looking to take that record forward.
“We are happy with the three clean sheets, but we wanted four,” said Dean. “However, to give us a good base at the back is what we needed and fingers crossed we can do it again on Saturday.”
The MK Dons match sees the return of a number of former Grecians, with manager Paul Tisdale, first-team coaches Mel Gwinnett and Danny Butterfield, and assistant manager Matt Oakley all set for a return to St James Park in the unfamiliar surroundings of the visitors’ dugout. Added to that David Wheeler, Ryan Harley, Robbie Simpson
Added to that David Wheeler, Ryan Harley, Robbie Simpson and Jordan Moore-Taylor could all line-up against their former team on the pitch.
“Obviously it will be nice to see the lads and the old manager but it is another game for us,” said Dean. “We want the three points as much as they do.
“It is two good teams pushing for promotion so it will be a tight game and fingers crossed we will come out on top.”
Up next at St James Park:
City take on Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, March 2 in a 3pm kick-off. Ticket prices are cheaper in advance. Click here to buy online.