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📝 Match Preview: Forest Green Rovers (H)

All you need to know ahead of Tuesday evening's match at SJP

8 September 2020

Exeter City kick-off their EFL Trophy campaign on Tuesday evening as they face Forest Green Rovers in a 5:30pm kick-off.

The match, City's first one of the new season at home, will again be played behind closed doors, but can be streamed live on iFollow with a match pass at £10. Don't forget when you buy a pass you will be sending vital funds to the club.

After Saturday's match at Ashton Gate, manager Matt Taylor said he will use the match as an opportunity to give the rest of his squad a chance to force their way into the starting line-up for Saturday's League Two season opener away at Salford City.

The rules don’t allow us to make 11 changes but I don’t have enough players to do that anyway." said Matt. “Some of the players who played today will have to back it up, but we have to be sensible. We will go into the game on Tuesday night and try and win it, but are still working towards Saturday, and no disrespect to Tuesday, but it is all about Saturday.”

HEAR FROM HARRY KITE

Exeter City midfielder Harry Kite is looking forward to the opportunity to play at St James Park again and to show the fans and Matt Taylor what he can offer the team.

HOW TO WATCH

You can show your support from the safety of your own home by purchasing a match pass on iFollow for £10 with the revenue (after costs) being split 50/50 between the two clubs as it is a cup fixture. This will mean that you'll be providing the club with much welcome income whilst games are played behind closed doors.

The stream includes the live commentary*, score overlay and replays.

To purchase a match pass please click here.

Supporters need to purchase a match pass on a web browser. However, once the pass is purchased, users can watch the game via the app.

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.

*BBC Radio Devon are not covering the match, we are looking at providing our own commentary

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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. 

LAST TIME OUT

Bristol City 2 Exeter City 0 | 5/9/20 | Carabao Cup R1

Exeter City’s 20/21 season kicked off in a spirited defeat as the Grecians were beaten 2-0 at Ashton Gate by a strong Bristol City side in the Carabao Cup first round

Jamie Paterson put Bristol City ahead in the first half, whilst substitute Antoine Semeyo sealed the win with a late strike from close range.

FGR LAST TIME OUT

Forest Green Rovers 1 Leyton Orient 2 | 5/9/20 | Carabao Cup R1

Forest Green Rovers fell to an opening day defeat, as Leyton Orient ran out 2-1 winners in the Carabao Cup first round.

The home side opened the scoring shortly after the half hour mark, but two goals in four minutes – courtesy of Danny Johnson and Conor Wilkinson – turned the tide of the encounter.

PREVIOUS ENCOUNTER

Forest Green Rovers 0 Exeter City 1 | January 1, 2020 | EFL Sky Bet League Two 

Exeter City’s earned a valuable three points at Forest Green Rovers despite being reduced to 10 men for the majority of the second half.

The Grecians, who took the lead after four minutes through Nigel Atangana, had their goalscorer sent-off for a straight red card a minute into the second half and then had to withstand 18 shots at their goal, including one penalty, to earn a victory.


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