Matt Taylor has given his assessment as the Grecians opened their campaign with a 0-0 draw against Bradford City.
"We didn't deserve to lose the game. If anyone had forgotten what it was like at the top level of League Two, that was the top level." he said.
"We matched them at times, but there is still more to come from us in an attacking sense, but the physicality of the game was a reminder for some of the squad.
"I said to the team that if anyone wants to be remembered on their debut, or their first game back with fans, for anything, it was to work your absolute socks off."
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