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💬 Jake Taylor: "The coaches have sent us some really good programmes and if we stick to that we will be in good enough shape to crack on when we do come back."

City's captain talks about his lockdown experience and being part of a community club in feature-length interview

28 April 2020

Exeter City captain Jake Taylor has praised the work of the coaching staff at the club for devising plans to keep the players busy during this lockdown period.

In a feature length interview with the club's marketing manager Scott Palfrey, in which he covered a number of subjects as well as answered questions from fans, Jake talked about what the players have been doing to keep themselves in good shape for when football returns.  

“It has been tough,” he said. “When you live away from the training ground and you can’t access everything that you would normally access, the gym and the pitches for example, then it is difficult, but the coaches have sent us some really good programmes and stuff to keep us busy over the next however many of weeks. So, if we stick to that we will be in good enough shape to crack right on when we get back.”

“The staff at the football club, when we got a gist that we might not be in, they got us in and we took some gym equipment home,” added Jake. “I cleared out my garage and I have got a few bits in there that I do. Connor Derbridge, the sport scientist, has sent us lots of stuff to try and keep us busy and the physios have sent us lots of stuff. Dan Feasey has been really good. They have just been in constant contact and they are just ensuring that when we do come back, we are in good shape for whatever does come at us.”

Jake, who has really taken to his role as captain of Exeter City, says it will be a special moment when football does return to St James Park with supporters as the club is very much part of the community.

“It will be special," he said. "I think you take it for granted really but when this all does blow over, hopefully it is sooner rather than later, it will be a special day for everyone involved. Everyone is looking forward to that day and when it does come, it will be extra special."

Speaking about the community aspect of the club, he added: “When you sign down here you have got to buy into what the club is about. It is definitely a community club. The fans, the club and the players have such a good relationship that if you do come down here, and you don’t buy into it, you don’t really reap the rewards. It is something I am keen to do. I am keen to stay involved as much as I can in the community and try and stay on good terms with the fans. When I moved down here, I thought that it was important to buy into the club and hopefully I have done that."

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