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📝 Match Preview: Walsall (A)

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's trip to the Banks's Stadium

15 October 2020

Exeter City will be looking to make it five matches unbeaten as they make the relatively short journey to the West Midlands to take on Darrell Clarke's Walsall.

City boss Matt Taylor has spoken to the press ahead of the game and says his side are ready to face a strong Saddler's side. 

"I was at Walsall's game on Tuesday night and they were excellent, in some respects, in their play," he said. 

"They've always been strong at home. We have to match their strengths and use the ball. I expect it to be a good pitch and a fast game."

You can hear the full interview below:

HOW TO WATCH

We would rather you could be there in person, but you can get the next best thing by supporting at home on iFollow.

You can purchase a match pass for the 3pm kick-off at the cost of just £10 in the UK. The stream includes the live BBC Radio Devon commentary, score overlay and replays.

By purchasing a match pass on the City website, you'll be providing much welcome income whilst games are played behind closed doors with around 80% of the price going directly to the Grecians.

To purchase a match pass please click here.

You can watch the match on your laptop by purchasing a match pass and logging on to the website homepage where the will be a 'Watch Now' button near the top of the page.

This season the EFL have created a new 'iFollow' app where you can watch on your phone or tablet! The old Exeter City app is being phased out, so if you have that please uninstall and download the app:

To purchase a match pass please click here.

  • For further details on iFollow, please click here
  • For a first time guide to iFollow, please click here

Guide to iFollow

Not used the service before? Or getting stuck? Click here to view our first time guide.

MATCH DAY COVERAGE

As usual, we’ll have the match covered across our social media channels and we’ll have a post-match interview with manager Matt Taylor and a player as they reflect on the result.

Exeter City on social media

THE GROUND

  • Name: Banks’s Stadium
  • Capacity: 11,300
  • Year opened: 1990
  • Address: Bescot Crescent, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 4SA

The £4.5m stadium was opened in 1990 to replace the old Fellows Park, where Walsall FC had played since its inception. The Bescot Stadium (now Banks’s due to sponsorship) was opened by Sir Stanley Matthews.

The ground is almost iconic to away fans up and down the country, as it sits just off the M6, and within walking distance of the nearest railway line.

Plans to redevelop the ground were scuppered due to Walsall’s failure to secure Championship status, but the initial idea to help fund the project was to use the back of the away end as an advertising board for the M6- making it the largest motorway billboard in Europe.

LAST TIME OUT

Southend United 2 Exeter City 2 | 10/10/20 | Sky Bet League Two

 

WALSALL'S LAST MATCH

Walsall 2 Leyton Orient 1 | 13/10/20 | Sky Bet League Two

PREVIOUS ENCOUNTER

Walsall 3-1 Exeter, 7 March 2020

An early strike from Rory Holden and a brace for Adebayo ended Exeter City’s automatic hopes, in the final game before lockdown- in a match most remembered by City fans for that offside call.


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