📝 Match Preview: Cheltenham Town

Exeter City return to action at the Park this Saturday to take on Cheltenham Town in a 3pm kick-off in EFL Sky Bet League One.

The Grecians will be looking to bounce back from last Saturday's late defeat to Leyton Orient and to build on what has been a strong start to the season.

Visitors Cheltenham Town come into the match having found life tough so far this season and sit bottom of the League having picked up a point against Portsmouth.

Gary Caldwell's thoughts

Gary Caldwell has given an update as City prepare to take on Cheltenham Town at St James Park on Saturday afternoon.

Following defeat to Leyton Orient last weekend with a depleted squad, Caldwell is hopeful that the injury crisis is close to improving.

"There has been some disappointments, Ilmari the biggest after getting injured on international duty, but James Scott will be back in full training today. Harry Kite and Cheick Diabate will be a part of training. Admiral and Vinny will be in race to be ready before the weekend, plus we have the longer term ones in the weeks to come," Gary said. 

"By next weekend we should have a few more back. Unfortunately Ilmari has dislocated his shoulder with Finland, and we're looking at six weeks," he added.

Caldwell expects a tough test against Cheltenham and despite our opponents sitting bottom of the table, he believes they are in a false position. 

"They are a very organised team. They punish you, as we saw last season. They are strong defensively and have a good structure that is hard to break down. They will counter if you give them opportunity.

"Even though they are down the bottom of the league, we will not be taking them lightly."

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Match Tickets

With both of City's home league matches being sell outs in the home areas so far this season it's worth booking early to gain admission!

As of Wednesday, September 13 there are the following tickets available:

  • 1200 Thatchers Cider Big Bank
  • 160 Seats in Block A of the Optimising IT Adam Stansfield Stand 
  • 80 Seats in Block L of the Nevada Construction Main Stand


The Kit

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


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.


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!

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 Newcastle United vs Brentford, 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.


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. 

In the Fan Zone, 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 all day on matchdays and is stocked with all three of City's kits for the 22/24 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!


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!

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

Cheltenham Town 3 Exeter City 1 (18 March 2023) EFL League One

Two goals in five second half minutes from the home side cancelled out Josh Key's 70th minute equaliser as City were unable to continue their good run of form.