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📝 Match Preview: Wigan Athletic (H)

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's match

21 October 2023

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: Wigan Athletic (H)

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's match

21 October 2023

Exeter City are back in action on Saturday to take on Wigan Athletic in a 3pm kick-off at St James Park.

After a break of eleven days without a match, City return to action to take on Wigan Athletic for the first time since 1997.

Manager Gary Caldwell had a successful time at Wigan as both a player and manager. A five year spell as a player saw him famously lift the Emirates FA Cup in 2013. As the Latics manager he gained promotion to the Championship in 2016, winning the League One title.

The Grecians come into the match looking to return to form after a streak of four straight league defeats but would count themselves unlucky to come away from the Barnsley match without at least a point. Wigan also come into the match on the back of four straight league defeats.

Gary Caldwell's thoughts

Ahead of the match Gary said that although it will be great to meet up with Latics boss Shaun Maloney and Graham Barrow, the team will be focusing on getting the win.

"It's a really good community Club and I'm really looking forward to playing against them. Hopefully they bring a lot of supporters. It will also be special to see Shaun and Graham who are two of my closest friends in football.

"I want to show the Wigan supporters how good this club is and show how good a team we are and show us off in the right light. It will be special for me but come kick-off it's us against another team that we have to win three points. There will be no love lost, it will be fully competitive. 

Hear more from Gary, including an update on injuries ⬇️

 

Match Tickets

With City's home league matches proving popular in the home areas so far this season it's worth booking early to gain admission!

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Admission prices 

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Ticket Type Advance Gate Ticket Type Advance Gate
Adult £20 £22 Adult £27 £28
Senior £17 £19 Senior £24 £25
Young Adult 18-23 £17 £19 Young Adult 18-23 £24 £25
Under-18 £8 £10 Under-18 £13 £14
Wheelchair Area £17 £19 Wheelchair Area £24 £25
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The Kit

City will be in their traditional home kit for this match.

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How to follow

If you can't join us at SJP, you can follow all the action on iFollow. Listen LIVE in the UK for £2.50 and watch live overseas for just £10! Click here to grab a pass.

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We will also be proving live coverage on our Twitter and Facebook pages and will have reaction from Gary Caldwell and a player after the match!

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Key Timings

Check out the key timings for Saturday's match. The players start to arrive from 12:30pm so come along and grab a selfie or autograph!

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Matchday Family Fun

Going to the football with your family is the perfect way to make memories you treasure, and at St James Park there is plenty on offer pre-match to keep the whole family entertained, and ensure a special day out.

For full details of all the activities happening at SJP on Saturday, click here.

Sticker book reduced!

The official Exeter City Sticker Album is just £2 this weekend, so no better time to grab a copy from the club shop!

Collect 184 different stickers, ranging from current and past players, club legends, magic moments and more! Buy from the club shop from Saturday. The album includes the first eight stickers!

Each matchday league programme this season will have 8 stickers to collect to fill your book!

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Centre Spot Bar

The Centre Spot Bar will be open from 11am and will be showing the early and late kick-offs.

After the match, we will be showing Chelsea vs Arsenal with draft pints of Tribute, Carlsberg and Thatchers are on offer for just £3.75 a pint

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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.

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Junior Grecians Zone

The Junior Grecians Zone is open from 12:30pm to members and 1:30pm to everyone, with plenty of activities for all our young Grecian supporters. 

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Club Shop

The club shop is open all day on matchdays and is stocked with all three of City's kits for the 23/24 season as well as a range of training gear and pocket money items.

Don't forget, Supporters' Trust members, Junior Grecians and season ticket holders save 10% on full prices purchases!

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Jungle Path Kiosk

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. CONTACTLESS CARD PAYMENT NOW AVAILABLE!

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

Kiosk Menu

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Kenniford Farm will also be in the Fan Zone with their wide range of local produce including hog roast rolls and chips.

Match Day Programme

The matchday programme the Grecian has a new look for this season, with designers Curtis Sports giving it a refresh!

Saturday's issue is just £3:50 including a set of eight stickers for the new sticker book!

Previous Encounter

Exeter City 0 Wigan Athletic 1 | 18 January 1997 | Division 3

Gavin Johnson's first half strike earned the three points the last time the sides met back in 97!

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Report an incident 

We pride ourselves on the atmosphere we create on a match day, the passionate support from our fans is appreciated by everyone, particularly the players. We consistently win awards for our family engagement and supporter experience. Help us to keep it that way and please ensure that passion for your club does not develop into unwelcome behaviour.

Thank you for helping us to make sure everyone has an amazing matchday experience.

You can read all of the ground regulations here.

If you want to report and incident:

Please either contact your nearest steward, or text 'help ecfc' to 62277.


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