Exeter City are in Leasing.com Trophy third round action on Saturday against League One side Ipswich Town in a 3pm kick-off.
The Grecians have been in fine form in the Leasing.com Trophy, unbeaten and winning their Group after picking up wins against Cheltenham Town, Newport County and West Ham United, followed by beating Oxford United on penalties in the second round.
The Grecians go into the match on the back of a good run of form that has seen them take eight points from a possible 12 over the Christmas and New Year period. However, the hectic fixture schedule has taken its toll, and on top of the trips to Colchester United on Sunday, December 30, and Forest Green Rovers on New Year’s Day, he says he has to be mindful of not putting players at risk of injury.
“Obviously it plays a big part,” he said. “There are certain rules within the competition that we have got to stand by and whatever team we put out on Saturday we expect it to be competitive but we know we are up against a tough test, because Ipswich are a team of a higher calibre up towards the top end of League One and a big club in lower league football. So, it is going to be tough, buy whatever team we put out there, hopefully they will do us proud.”
LAST TIME WE MET
Exeter City 1 Ipswich Town 1 (4-2 Pens) | 14/8/18 | Carabao Cup R1
Exeter City booked their place in the second round of the Carabao Cup with a 4-2 penalty shootout win following a 1-1 draw at St James Park.
Kayden Jackson's first half goal was cancelled out by Troy Brown's header after the break before Lee Martin netted the decisive penalty to send the Grecians into the next round.
There are a scattering of tickets left in the IP Office Main Stand so the club will be accommodating home supporters in the larger section of the Marsh Kia St James Road Stand.
Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here and in-person. On the day tickets have to be purchased from the Ticket Booth in Red Square first, there is no pay on the gate available.
Any supporter with accessibility needs or looking for a wheelchair space should purchase an away terrace ticket and they will be allowed to sit/locate themselves at the front of Block A in the Stagecoach Stand.*
Prices in the IP Office Main Stand and Marsh Kia St James Road Stand are as follows:
- Adults: £10
- Seniors/Students: £8
- Designated Area: £8*
- Under-18s: £1
*Currently only available via the shop or calling 01392 411 243.
Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here.
Don't forget to take part the Supporters Club matchday 50/50 Draw at St James Park, with half the money going directly to the club, and half been given away to draw winners in prize money.
The team of sellers from the Supporters Club can be found in Red Square from 1:30pm and tour the stadium before the games kick off, selling draw tickets to supporters for 50p each.
MATCH DAY PROGRAMME
There will be a reduced size of The Grecian for the match costing just £1.50 where we profile Ipswich Town, we also hear from Grecians boss Matt Taylor.
The match can be listened to live through the club’s Ifollow service. Click here to find out more.
Otherwise we will have live match updates on our Twitter page, and we’ll provide regular updates across Facebook and Instagram. Post-match interviews with manager Matt Taylor and a City player will also be available following the match along with a full report of how the Grecians fared.
The club shop will be open from 12pm giving you the opportunity to make some purchases ahead of the match including the popular third and away kits!
There is a great range for all City supporters including training wear, mugs, scarves and a selection of pocked money items for kids.
Make sure you visit the Centre Spot bar after the match, where pints of Thatchers, Carlesberg and Tribute and selected Ales at the FECRACE bar are just £3.