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📝 Match Preview: Reading (EFL Trophy)

All you need to know about Tuesday night's match

19 September 2023

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: Reading (EFL Trophy)

All you need to know about Tuesday night's match

19 September 2023

Exeter City's attentions turn to the EFL Trophy this Tuesday with the visit of Reading to SJP for a 7pm kick-off.

The match is City's first group game of the campaign and sees the second visit of the Royals to SJP already this season.

City will be aiming to continue the fine start this season that sees them top of League One and in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

The match will give Gary Caldwell the option to give minutes to those who have not started this season.

Gary Caldwell's thoughts

Speaking after Saturday's win over Cheltenham Town, Gary said: "We will assess the squad and make changes, whilst we have to abide by the rules of the competition.

"We will make sure people are getting minutes so when they are called upon, either as a starter or finisher they are able to do that.

Pedro Borges' thoughts

Ahead of the match, City midfield Pedro Borges gave his thoughts on the EFL Trophy:

Match Tickets

Tickets for the match are priced as follows with both the Nevada Construction Main Stand and Thatchers Cider Big Bank open.

  • Adults: £10
  • Seniors/18-23s: £7
  • Under-18s: £5

Thatchers Cider Big Bank

  • Adults: £8
  • Seniors/18-23s: £5
  • Under-18: £3


Tickets are now sale via your online ticketing account, or from the club shop during opening hours. You can also purchase on the night for this fixture via the ticket booth in the fan zone.


How to Follow

If you can't join us at SJP, you can follow all the action by watching LIVE on iFollow in the UK and Overseas for £10 and you'll get access to the stream which includes club commentary.

Or you can purchase an audio match pass for just £2.50 in the UK

Click here to buy 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!

Exeter City on social media

Key Timings

With the match being a 7pm kick-off, please make a note of the changes!

  • The Centre Spot Bar is open from 5pm and will remain open after the match.
  • The Club Shop is open until kick-off and will then close.
  • The Junior Grecians Family Zone is closed
  • The turnstiles will be open from 6pm for Tuesday night's clash under the lights.
  • Kick-off is 7pm

Centre Spot Bar

The Centre Spot Bar will be open from 5pm. After the match, draft pints of Tribute, Carlsberg and Thatchers are on offer for just £3.75 a pint

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Junior Grecians Zone

The Junior Grecians Zone is closed for the match, but hopes to open for the second match against Arsenal U21s.

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

Club Shop

The club shop is open up until kick off 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!


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!

This Tuesday's issue is a reduced 16 page edition which covers both EFL Trophy fixtures and will be sold at a reduced price of £1.50. Copies can be purchased in the club shop or around the ground from one of our sellers.

Previous Encounter

Exeter City 2 Reading 1 | 26 August 23 | EFL Sky Bet League One

Reece Cole's last minute stunner takes all three points just a few weeks ago at SJP!

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