Lee Holmes is hopeful Exeter City can come out ‘all guns blazing’ on Saturday as they aim to get back into the play-off places with victory over Colchester United.
The Grecians, on the back of two consecutive defeats and a postponed match at Macclesfield Town, have dropped from fifth in the table to ninth but are only two points outside the top seven having played a game less than all the sides above them.
“I think down to probably 11th, it is tight,” said Lee. “I think the whole play-off positions are tight at the minute. I think it will come down to whoever can hold their nerve. Consistency will play a big part and, hopefully, we are in a position to do that.”
City will also benefit from not having played on Tuesday night, with their game at Moss Rose cancelled. However, having travelled up to Macclesfield for the game Lee Holmes admits the postponement of the fixture was annoying.
“It was really frustrating especially when you have made it all the way there and you have psyched yourself up,” said Lee. “But then, things happen, and it doesn’t take off. It is fine and we have to go again.
“It gives us a few more days of rest but it is like anything however you look at it you have got to look at it is a positive. You want momentum going into games but, hopefully, we can come out all guns blazing on Saturday, knowing that we have not had a tough grueling game on a Tuesday.”
City drew 1-1 at Colchester United earlier in the campaign, so what is Lee expecting from John McGreal’s side.
“I have not seen much of them,” said Lee. “But knowing how we played against them at their place we know they are a difficult team to play against.
"They are good at what they do, but I think we have, certainly, got better and we are playing some really good stuff and I think they will be fearing us as much as we are fearing them.”
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