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💬 Ryan Bowman: “We’ve picked up two home wins in a row now and we’ve got to take those performances into Saturday’s game.”

Ryan on this weekend’s game at Macclesfield Town

13 February 2020

Exeter City striker Ryan Bowman feels the team can get a good run of form going ahead of Saturday’s away trip at Macclesfield Town.

The Grecians currently sit third in the EFL Sky Bet League 2 table, three points behind leaders Swindon as they head to the Moss Rose Stadium.

He said: “We hit a bit of a sticky patch the two games before at Swindon and Port Vale which were difficult to take. But we’ve had two good home games after that and two good performances and wins, so we’ll hopefully take that into the next few games.”

This Saturday’s game is the first of three away trips coming up in the space of seven days, and the striker said it will be important is it to get a good result to set a tone for the proceeding two.  

“There’s a lot of travelling!”, admitted Ryan. “We’ve got a cup game to look forward to as well. We’ve picked up two home wins in a row now and we’ve got to take those performances into Saturday’s game.”

On a more personal note, with 12 goals, Ryan is the clubs top scorer so far this season, and he’s keen to build on that.

“I went four, five games without scoring so it put a bit of pressure on me,” said the city striker. “But now I’ve got double figures, I set myself 15-20 by the end of the season so I’m on course for that. You just take it game by game and one at a time, as a striker you should be wanting to score every game, but the main thing is getting the wins.”

The stats also suggest that he enjoys playing against Macclesfield, including first day of the season where he got a late winner.

“It’s just a coincidence I think,” said Ryan. “I got my first two goals against them at the end of last season, as well as the first game of this season. But I think it is just more of a coincidence, they’ve changed players from last season, so it’s just one of those.”

Macclesfield are having a turbulent season, and currently sit second to bottom in the table, but Ryan wants the team to take each game at a time.

He said: “You don’t want to focus on their problems off the pitch. They are where they are in the league table for a reason. If we want to be where we want to be at the end of the season then we’ve got to be beating teams especially at the bottom of the league.”


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