Matt Taylor has given his thoughts ahead of the Grecians' match with Carlisle United at St James Park on Saturday.
City come into the match on a run of four league wins in a row and will be looking for five against a side undergoing transition following the appointment of Keith Millen as manager.
"Carlisle have had a difficult time of it, but they're picking up under the new manager," Matt said.
"They're unbeaten in their last three games and have kept clean sheets in all of them, so they will be coming to us confident and with more structure.
"He's clearly doing a good job with his players, and they'll be more rested than we are because they have had a fresh week's training.
"We had to freshen the team up on Tuesday and we will be doing the same again on the back of our schedule."
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