Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Match Previews

CHECKATRADE TROPHY PREVIEW: EXETER CITY V TOWN

8 November 2016

Town head to Exeter City tonight (7.45pm Kick-Off) knowing a draw would be enough to prolong their stay in the Checkatrade Trophy.


Just a point would be enough to send the Reds through to the knockout stages of the competition, whilst a win would see them top Southern Group C.


STAT ATTACK:


encounter played out between the two sides, with Town having won 50 of those.thTonight’s game will be the 111


FULL RECORD V EXETER:


P111 W50 D30 L31 F191 A147


TICKET NEWS:


Tickets are available to buy on the door at St James Park for Town fans wishing to make the trip.


FORM GUIDE (LAST SIX GAMES IN ALL COMPETITIONS):


EXETER CITY - DWWLWL


TOWN - LDWLLD


TOP SCORERS:


EXETER CITY - David Wheeler/Ollie Watkins/Lee Holmes/Joel Grant/Jake Taylor/Liam McAlinden (3)


TOWN - Michael Doughty (3)


TEAM NEWS:


EXETER CITY - Former Town defender Troy Archibald-Henville could feature for the hosts tonight after making his first outing of the season during the Grecians’ FA Cup defeat to Luton Town on Saturday.


TOWN - Darnell Furlong is available again after serving a one-match suspension although Nathan Thompson will miss out through injury. The game will come too soon for Jon Obika but Town do have plenty of options at their disposal for tonight’s game.


A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS:


Paul Tisdale, Exeter City Manager: “They’re in pole position in our league and any kind of result means they go through, whereas we need to win to go through, so it’s as simple as that.


“We’re taking it as competitively as we can do.”


Luke Williams, Swindon Town Head Coach: “I think it will be a very competitive game. They are going to be ready for the physical challenge and ready to run and press and fight, so we know it is not going to be a walkover by any stretch of the imagination.


“We’ve got a chance to go to the next stage of the Checkatrade Trophy and it is a fantastic opportunity to play in some big games and then to ultimately play at Wembley.”


OFFICIALS:


REFEREE - Brett Huxtable


ASSISTANTS - Steven Plane & Chris Wade


FOURTH OFFICIAL - Adrian Quelch


FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE:


pages.Facebook and (@Official_STFC)Town fans will be able to keep up to date with all of tonight’s action across our Twitter


in the wake of the game.swindontownfc.co.ukSTFC Player HD subscribers will also be able to enjoy full uninterrupted commentary of the match, whilst there will be a full report and plenty of reaction from Head Coach Luke Williams and a number of players on


Advertisement block