City coach Dan Green has previewed Tuesday night's Premier League Cup game as the young Grecians take on Swansea City in the first group stage encounter.
Thanks to a victory over Devon rivals Plymouth Argyle on Friday, City will kick off their six match group stage at St James Park, and Dan is looking forward to the competition ahead.
"The other three teams in the group are all category one academies so it's going to be tough," he said.
"It's a chance for the players to play at home in front of fans and it's a good opportunity to get the lads out there, playing together and letting the fans see our future.
"We have to balance the squad with the player that are coming through and those first team players who are just coming back from injury or need more minutes."
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