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📝 Match Preview: 🆚 Tranmere Rovers (H)

All you need to know as City take on the Wirral side

9 December 2021

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: 🆚 Tranmere Rovers (H)

All you need to know as City take on the Wirral side

9 December 2021

Exeter City have the opportunity to get back to winning ways on Saturday as Tranmere Rovers visit SJP for our last home league fixture before Christmas.

Following a 2-1 loss to Northampton in midweek, Matt Taylor's men will look to end their run of three league games without victory against the same side they beat 5-0 last season, almost a year to the day of the Saturday's fixture.

The Wirral outfit were victorious in their midweek action, recording a 1-0 win at Oldham Athletic thanks to a 90th minute goal by Charlie Jolley. 

Matt Taylor's Thoughts

Following consecutive defeats in league and cup, the Grecians will see the match as an opportunity to get back to winning ways.

"I'm not looking for a reaction from Tuesday, because I don't think we played poorly," Matt said. 

"I want to freshen the team up in terms of energy and legs and brightness. The three-game week has taken a lot out of the team, so I will certainly be utilising the squad this weekend.

"I watched back Tranmere's match from Tuesday and we did our prep yesterday and had our staff meeting. They got a late winner on Tuesday night so they'll be coming to us in a bit of form."

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Rainbow Laces

Saturday will see the club support this season's Rainbow Laces campaign as part of a nationwide action to promote inclusion and diversity in football.

Exeter City is proud to be supporting Stonewall's Rainbow Laces campaign to "Lace Up and Speak Up" for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans or Queer (LGBTQ+) inclusion in football.

Support of the Rainbow Laces campaign will help celebrate LGBTQ+ inclusion within the EFL and highlight the great work clubs are doing in this area.

The campaign is not just about wearing Rainbow Laces, it is about opening up conversations about sport and the wider community to further inclusivity.

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Proud Grecians, Exeter City's LGBTQ+ and allies Supporter's Group, the club's One Game One Community Group, Exeter Pride and Isca Apollo, the Exeter LGBT+ friendly community football team, volunteers will hand out laces to some of those attending the game.

In addition, rainbow corner flags will be used, the team captain's will wear rainbow arm bands, announcements will be made and details about the campaign will be placed in the match programme.


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To purchase tickets online, please click here. Please note that you will need to log in to purchase.

You can also call the club during the normal office hours on 01392 411243 or visit the club shop and reception in person between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday. We ask that you please buy online where possible.

Admission prices  

Admission prices 

Big Bank     IP Office/Stagecoach    
Ticket Type Advance Gate Ticket Type Advance Gate
Adult £19 £20 Adult £25 £26
Senior £16 £17 Senior £22 £23
Young Adult 18-23 £16 £17 Young Adult 18-23 £22 £23
Under-18 £7 £8 Under-18 £12 £13
Wheelchair Area £16 £17 Wheelchair Area £22 £23
Junior Grecians   --- Junior Grecians   ---

How To Follow

Live audio commentary of the match is available in the UK on iFollow, those overseas are able to tune in to a live stream. Click here to purchase.


You can keep up to date with all the action by following us on social media. After the match we will bring you reaction from manager Matt Taylor and a player.

Match Day Info

Matchday Guide

Many things may have changed since your last visit to SJP, or this could be your first ever visit to us, so please take time to familiarise yourself with our new match day guide, which highlights everything you need to know for your return to the ground. 

Important COVID Guidance

Whilst we are back to normal at SJP, please be aware that some spectators may not be as comfortable as others about attending matches. Please take time to familar yourself with the club's, and government's, Covid guidelines to ensure we keep each safe at St James Park. 

The Key Timings

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Centre Spot Bar

The Centre Spot Bar will be open from 11am and will be showing the day's early and late kick offs on their selection of TV screens. After the match, draft pints of Tribute, Carlsberg and Thatchers are on offer for just £3 per pint

The Centre Spot is also home to The Famous Exeter City Real Ale and Cider Emporium, offering a great selection of real ales and ciders.


Junior Grecians Zone

The Junior Grecians Zone is open to members from 12.30pm and open to all from 1.30pm, with plenty of activities for all our young Grecian supporters. 

In Red Square, the bar and Kenniford Farm's van will also be open for refreshments and hot food.

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Club Shop

The club shop is open from 12pm to 5pm on matchdays and is stocked with all three of City's kits for the 21/22 season as well as a range of training gear and pocket money items.

Don't forget, Supporters' Trust members save 10% on full prices purchases!

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Jungle Path Kiosk

From Saturday, the kiosk on the Jungle Path will be selling pints of Thatchers Big Apple, cans of Thatchers Gold and bottle of Carlsberg, as well as all the usual half time snacks including pies, pasties and beverages. 

Food and Drink

One of the most important part of any match day! We have a wide range of hot and cold drinks and snacks available at the kiosk for away fans.

Hot Food

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In Red Square you will find the Kenniford Farm van serving local delicious hot food such as hog roasts and chips

Tranmere Rovers' Last Match

Oldham Athletic 0 Tranmere Rovers 1 | 07/12/21 | Sky Bet League Two

Charlie Jolley's stoppage time winner sealed the points for Tranmere.

Previous Encounter

Exeter City 5 Tranmere Rovers 0 | 12/12/20 | Sky Bet League Two

It was the Ryan Bowman show as his second hat trick in two home matches saw off a sorry Tranmere, with supporters back in SJP for only the second time following lockdown. 

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