Match Preview | Exeter City v Wanderers


Next up, Wanderers face the long trip down to Devon to take on Exeter City on Saturday in another all-important Sky Bet League One clash.

Ian Evatt’s men will be looking to back up a vital point on the road at Barnsley on Tuesday night following late drama at Oakwell with Wanderers showing great character to come from behind.

Manager quotes

Ian Evatt: They (Exeter) have got a lot more competitive since the January window and are on an upward curve, so it's going to be a challenge and a test as it always is there. But we need to be ready and carry on these performances which seemed to be getting better and better.

We've got the international window coming up where we can reset and get some real time on the grass, which always benefits us, and I just sense the performances are getting better and hopefully now we can carry that through.

“We're looking to get through these next three games and then that's this block complete. There are three big games to come, a big week to come, but our full focus is on Exeter. We’re looking forward to the break but we know we’ve got to take care of business this week."

Ian Evatt

Exeter City Manager Gary Caldwell: “We go into every game to win and to be competitive, but we have to understand who we are up against.

"For us to go to Peterborough and go toe-to-toe with them and be really aggressive in and out possession, that was a really big step forward for us. We ultimately didn’t get the result, but we need to take these things in to the weekend against a very good side in Bolton.

"Bolton have consistently been up there in League One and are a team that has been built over four of five years. I haven't looked back at the game from earlier in the season [7-0] defeat, but we have to learn lessons from that and know that is an opportunity not for revenge, but to put things right.

"We are a different group now."

Team News

Dion Charles is continuing his recovery from a knee injury but won’t be risked this weekend. Nathan Baxter also remains absent due to his wrist problem.

Josh Dacres-Cogley went off on Tuesday night with a slight knock but he should be ok and available for the trip to Devon.

Aside from that, Ian Evatt has no new injury concerns to contend with when picking his squad for the weekend.

Form Guide

From mid January until mid February, Exeter found a rich vein of form which eased their relegation fears and pushed the Grecians more towards the midtable mark.

In their last four games, Gary Caldwell’s side have lost three and drawn one with their last outing being a narrow defeat away to Peterborough which was an encouraging performance for Caldwell.

Exeter currently occupy the 16th placed position in the division and are six points above the drop zone.

Wanderers picked up a valuable three points last Saturday against Cambridge United and came back from two goals down away at Barnsley to take a point on Tuesday night.

It was a goal from Victor Adeboyejo and Randell Williams’ 96th minute equaliser which got Wanderers their just rewards to move the Whites up a place into second in League One.

The reverse fixture was a memorable 7-0 win for Wanderers.



Referee: Daniel Middleton

Assistant Referees: Sam Ogles and Richard Morris

Fourth Official: James Durkin


Saturday, 3pm.


Supporters living outside of the UK can watch the game live via Wanderers TV with a match pass, which can be purchased HERE

Alternatively, UK supporters can listen to live full match commentary on Wanderers TV HERE.

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