Gary Caldwell has given his pre-match thoughts as City head to Sheffield Wednesday this weekend.
It is yet another game for the Grecians against a side challenging for promotion and Caldwell is looking forward to the task at hand.
"These are the occasions these players want to play in, and that is something that the promotion last season gave them," he said.
"As we have seen in recent games when we play the top teams, the level of quality goes up. It is a huge challenge and one that we are looking forward to. No matter who we have on the pitch, we have to be competitive and believe we can win the game.
"It'll be a full house and they really have something riding on it, so we have go and make sure we give them a real challenge on the day.
"We have to understand the game. Away from home against team likes this we have to make it a nervous stadium as we can, and that means not giving away early goals. We know how we want to go about it but it won't be easy.
"They will come out on the front foot and get the crowd going. It's who dictates the battle early in the game that will decide it."
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