City boss Matt Taylor expects to name a much changed line up when the Grecians head to Sutton United on New Year's Day.
With the squad suffering the effects of a Covid-19 outbreak and an accumulation of injuries, Taylor only has a select number of players available for the trip, hinting that 'the squad picks itself' for the clash at the VBS Community Stadium.
"It's been a disjointed training group. We had eleven fit outfield players, plus two goalkeepers today," he said.
"It's not been ideal preparation, but we are actually looking forward to playing a game of football.
"There'll be some new faces and new partnerships but we will try and keep the Exeter City ethos. We will put out a team we think can physically cope with the demands of the game.
"It's an opportunity for us and it's the first opportunity of a three-game week.
"There is no pressure on this group of players this weekend."
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