Exeter City - PREVIEW: Exeter City v Wycombe Wanderers
UK time is: 00:58:03
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Exeter City vs. Wycombe Wanderers

St. James Park

24/10/09

15:00

PREVIEW: Exeter City v Wycombe Wanderers

The Grecians make a welcome return to St. James Park for this crunch League 1 clash. With two heavy defeats on the road over the past fortnight, Paul Tisdale will be looking for a result against bottom of the table Wycombe.

The chairboys were promoted with us last season, but they haven;`t had a shappy start to life in the third tier. Many City fans were looking forwards to the prospect of a battle with Peter Taylor in a third different division. However, that isn`t to be, as Taylor was dismissed on the sam day as John Barnes a week last Friday. His replacement, Garry Waddock, is also familiar to us. We were promoted from the Conference alongside his Aldershot side - who clinched automatic promotion a nd the league title after a 1-1 draw at St. James Park.

Exeter City Team News:

Steve Tully will make a rare start at right back, replacing the suspended Richard Duffy. First choice keeper Paul Jones will remain sidelined with a knee injury for at least a month. Oscar Jansson could return after a short term injury, and replace Andy Marriott who deputised at Walsall.

Tactically, as with the response to the Huddersfield match, Paul Tisdale has the ability to make numerous changes with such a big squad. However, it is extremely hard to predict what the City boss will change.

Player to watch: Craig Noone

Noone is a player that can make a difference like no-one else in the squad. He was out through injury last weekend, and City fans will take his place back in the first eleven this Saturday.

Wycombe Wanderers Team News:

Midfielder John Mousinho should return after missing the last two games with a dead leg. The Chairboys will also welcome back Marlon Pack and Matty Bloomfield to the squad.


Player to watch: Chris Zebroski

It will be interesting to come face-to-face with Zebroski again. I`m sure he won`t enjoy the site of the Grecians though. He of course, missed a penalty in the shootout for Oxford in the Conference Play-off final in 2007. A year later we met again in the playoffs, and this time he was in Torquay colours. Whilst he struck the first flow after scoring the winner in the first leg at St. James Park after a Paul Jones clearance came back off him, City had the last laugh as he conceded the penalty in the second leg which aided City`s path back to Wembley, and ultimately promotion back to the football league. Last season we met over two league games and City took four points off Wycombe. The next instalment should prove intriguing, and takes on a different complexion as both teams are struggling.


Match Facts & Stats

The two clubs met last season in League 1. On Boxing Day at Adams Park, Wycombe scored early from the spot, but Manny Panther got a bizarre equaliser for the Grecians in the first half.

The return match at St. James park on Easter Monday was a crunch game for both sides with both sides going for automatic promotion. City managed to achieve a 1-0 victory with a goal from Matthew Gill in one of the great second half displays.

Match Prediction:

Exeter City 2 Wycombe Wanderers 1

Next Fixtures:

Saturday 31st October (3pm)
Coca Cola League 1
Exeter City v Brentford
St. James Park




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: SupaStix Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 23 2009

Time: 10:57PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Exeter City Articles

Bennett Joins Notts County (Wednesday May 27 2015)

Cummins Moves To St Johnstone (Tuesday May 26 2015)

Exeter Know 2015-16 Opponents (Monday May 25 2015)

Scottish Training Camp Arranged (Thursday May 21 2015)

Some Friendlies Arranged (Wednesday May 20 2015)

Baldwin Expected To Retire (Friday May 15 2015)

Tisdale Announces Retained List (Friday May 15 2015)

Butterfield Takes On Coaching Role (Thursday May 14 2015)

Morrison Not On The Retained List (Wednesday May 13 2015)

Archived Exeter City Articles

List All Vital Grecians Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Exeter 2 - 1 Dag & Red
Hartlepool 2 - 1 Exeter
Exeter 0 - 1 Southend
Wycombe 2 - 1 Exeter
Shrewsbury 4 - 0 Exeter
Exeter 2 - 0 Newport

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Plymouth 46 20 11 15 18 71
8. Luton 46 19 11 16 10 68
9. Newport 46 18 11 17 -3 65
10. Exeter 46 17 13 16 -4 64
11. Morecambe 46 17 12 17 1 63
12. Northampton 45 18 7 20 6 61
13. Oxford 46 15 16 15 1 61

Breaking League News

Rangers success for York winger
York : 28/05/2015 21:51:00
The Sheridan Years
Plymouth : 28/05/2015 19:57:01
Luton Linked to Hammer!
Luton : 28/05/2015 18:37:00
U's on tour in Europe
Oxford : 28/05/2015 18:01:01
Rotherhams RPT joins the U's
Oxford : 28/05/2015 17:35:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Dagenham MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Hamon 0%
Davies 0%
Ribeiro 0%
Moore-Taylor 0%
McAllister 0%
Harley 0%
Oakley 0%
Holmes 0%
Nichols 0%
Nicholls 0%
Morrison 100%
Sub - Keohane 0%
Sub - Wheeler 0%
Sub - Baldwin 0%