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ACADEMY: Macca Expecting Tough Test From Exeter

U18's In Action In Devon This Morning

19 August 2017

Alan McLoughlin is looking forward to seeing his Town U18’s pit their wits against a talented Exeter City team this morning.

The young Reds are in action in Devon later (11am) looking to make it three straight wins in the EFL Youth Alliance South West League.

Town have scored eight goals in their opening two fixtures but Macca reckons his side will be in for a tougher test today.

“We’re pleased with the two wins and they were two hard-fought wins,” he told swindontownfc.co.uk.

“I am expecting a sterner test against Exeter. They haven’t actually played a league game yet, I think they were away in Holland, so this is their first match and they are technically a very good team.

“They play in a specific way, they are exciting to watch at times and it is always a good fixture.

“The games can swing either way, they beat us comprehensively early on last season and then we got revenge later on in the year when we sorted ourselves out a little bit.

“I am expecting a sterner test against Exeter. They play in a specific way, they are exciting to watch at times and it is always a good fixture."

Alan McLoughlin

“I’m looking forward to the game because I’m looking forward to seeing how the players cope with the long journey and how they cope in terms of getting their mind-set ready for the game.

“Exeter will respect us because they’ve seen that we’ve won and they’ve seen that we can score goals, but I would like us to tighten up a bit at the back, particularly from set-pieces and crosses coming into the box.

“It will be a good test for the players. They will probably fancy themselves as favourites being the home team but I want us to be made of sterner stuff and go there and give a positive performance.

“We’re wearing the new green away kit which the boys will like and I like for obvious reasons!

“I’m hoping for a good and professional display.”


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