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The Factfile: Exeter City

30 January 2014

A look at Saturday's opponents

EXETER CITY: THE FACTFILE

LAST RESULT: Exeter City 0-0 Oxford United, Sky Bet League 2, Tuesday 28th January

 
FORM (LAST TEN GAMES): Won: 2, Drawn: 3, Lost: 5


Exeter City have lost five of their last ten games, and haven’t won since before the turn of the year. Tuesday’s 0-0 draw at home to Oxford United extended their winless run to four games, but ended their three game losing streak.

 

Tuesday’s draw earned them their first point since beating Torquay United 3-1 in the last game of 2013.

 

THE GAFFER – PAUL TISDALE
The longest serving Football League manager, Paul Tisdale has been with the Grecians for seven years having arrived in June 2006. In his time at the club he has overseen two promotions and a relegation.


Tisdale began coaching at Team Bath, and in his six years there he won promotion four times, and famously guided the University side to the FA Cup first round proper, where they lost to Mansfield Town.


In his first season at the club they made the Conference play-offs, but were beaten by Morecambe in the final.

 

Exeter went one further a year later as they beat Cambridge United 1-0 to secure a return to the Football League after a five year absence.


Exeter won their second successive promotion in 2009, finishing second in League 2 and as such, Tisdale became the first manager to win successive promotions with Exeter.

The Grecians were relegated in 2012, but Tisdale is the most successful manager in Exeter’s history.

 

HEAD TO HEAD:
Exeter City Wins: 5
Draws: 1
Burton Albion Wins: 7

 

LAST TIME WE MET:
Saturday 26th October 2013, Sky Bet League 2, St James Park.

Exeter City 0-1 Burton Albion

 

The Brewers recorded their third successive league victory when they travelled down to Devon to take on Exeter City.

 

As with a lot of Albion games this season, it was decided by a single goal. Defender Phil Edwards scored the decisive goal only two minutes from time to seal a victory, and keep up with the League 2 pacesetters.

 

ONE TO WATCH – ALAN GOW
With seven goals and four assists in 27 games this season, midfielder Alan Gow is likely to be Exeter’s main man come Saturday.


Born in Glasgow, Gow has enjoyed a long career both sides of the border, playing for Airdrie, Falkirk, Hibernian and Motherwell whilst representing the likes of Norwich, Blackpool and Notts County before moving to St James Park in 2012.

 

In his time at Exeter, he has played over 50 times, scoring 14 goals.


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