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SEASON PREVIEW: EXETER CITY

28 July 2016

Ahead of the new Sky Bet League 2 season we asked Liam Govey to take a look at each of our 23 opponents. Next up is Exeter City...


Exeter City
Address: St James’ Park, St James’ Park Stadium Way, Exeter, Devon, EX4 6PX
Stadium capacity: 8,541
Manager: Paul Tisdale

Transfers
In
Toby Down (youth), Kyle Egan (youth), Nick Grimes (youth), Jordan Storey (youth), Troy Archibald-Henville (Carlisle United), Lloyd James (Leyton Orient), Liam McAlinden (Wolverhampton Wanderers) and Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United).

Out
Will Hoskins (released), Clinton Morrison (Redditch United), Alex Nicholls (Barnet), Emmanuel Oyeleke (released), Jason Pope (released) and Christian Ribiero (Oxford United), David Noble (released).

Last Season
Ever since relegation from League One in 2012, City have certainly held their own in League Two. A 14th placed finish marked off a decent if unremarkable season for the Devonian side. Finishing eleven points from the play-offs suggests they aren’t necessarily far off challenging for the top seven next season. Though the league wasn’t particularly memorable, the third round cup tie and replay against Liverpool will always live long in the memory.

Key Players
The return of Troy Archibald-Henville could be important in bolstering the defence for the Grecians, with Robbie Simpson and Liam McAlinden expected to do the same up front. Lloyd James will add some steel to the midfield having arrived from Orient, alongside the likes of Ryan Harley and Matt Oakley. Lee Holmes and David Wheeler will provide the width and assists next season. However, a strong team ethic is expected to be key next season.

SkyBet Odds
Win outright- 33/1
Promotion- 13/2
Relegation- 9/1
Top 7- 3/1

Fixtures
Stevenage v Exeter City - Saturday 24th September
Exeter City v Stevenage - Saturday 18th February

Video
Our last visit to Exeter City was a six-goal thriller...



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