Match Preview | Wanderers v Exeter City


After some rest and recovery for most of the Wanderers squad over the international break, it’s back to League One action this weekend as the Whites entertain Exeter City.

Ian Evatt’s men take on the Grecians at the Toughsheet Community Stadium looking to kick on from their rich vein of form prior to the break.

Manager quotes

Ian Evatt: “For us, we’re starting from scratch again. We know we’ve won seven on the spin but we need to see it as starting from zero again and trying to put another run together.

“We’re not entitled and we’re not expectant. All we want to do is focus on our own performance and make sure that’s good. If it is good and to our level then we’ve got a good chance of winning any game.

“I know the manager and I’ve played under him. They’ll be focused, well-drilled and organised.”

Ian Evatt

Exeter Manager Gary Caldwell: “It’s a really difficult game but one we should look forward to. That’s why we want to be at this level, to play in big games like this with 20,000 plus people there.

 “We have to be prepared for a really difficult game, but we have to be prepared to win as well. We’ll give the players all of the information they need, and we’ll work on how we’re going to go there and win the game.”

Team News

Wanderers will be boosted by Kyle Dempsey and Will Forrester making a return to fitness and being available for selection.

Dempsey has had to be patient whilst recovering from a stress fracture in his back whilst Forrester has recovered from a knee problem as both returned to full training this week.

Ian Evatt will be pleased that the cohort of Wanderers' players on international duty all returned unscathed from their duties.

Form guide

Exeter come into this fixture off the back of a 1-0 away win at Swindon Town in the Bristol Street Motors Trophy on Tuesday night which they will take confidence from when you take into consideration their recent league form.

Despite a bright start to the season, Gary Caldwell’s men find themselves 20th in the league table and without a win since September 16th.

However, City have shown that they are more than capable with an impressive Carabao Cup run which included a victory against Premier League side Luton Town.

Wanderers should be brimming with confidence after a run of seven wins in a row in all competitions which include five in the league, leaving Wanderers sitting in third position.



Referee: Benjamin Speedie

Assistant Referees: Christopher Ward and Daniel Woodward

Fourth Official: Paul Stonier


Saturday, 3pm


Ian Evatt’s men have been firing on all cylinders with an impressive seven wins in a row in all competitions and over 24,000 roared Wanderers on to their last home victory over Blackpool.

We advise supporters to purchase their tickets online here in advance of arriving at the stadium to avoid the queues.


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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