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OPPOSITION GUIDE: EXETER CITY

1 November 2019

Gary Bowyer's Bantams return to action tomorrow, welcoming high-flying Exeter City to the Utilita Energy Stadium. 

The high-flying Grecians have enjoyed a strong start to the campaign, currently just one point off the Sky Bet League Two summit - in second place. 

With action set to get underway from 3.00pm, we have compiled an Opposition Guide, packed full of detailed information on tomorrow’s visitors...

SUMMER TRANSFER ACTIVITY

The St James Park side made 11 signings over the summer transfer window, with a further 14 leaving the club. 

Ins: Nigel Atangana (Cheltenham Town), Nicky Ajose (Charlton Athletic), Gary Warren (Yeovil Town), Jayden Richardson (Nottingham Forest, loan), Tom Parkes (Carlisle United), Jonny Maxted (Accrington Stanley), Alex Fisher (Yeovil Town), Lewis Ward (Reading), Robbie Cundy (Bristol City, loan), Noah Smerdon (Gloucester), Dino Visser (unassigned). 

Outs: Joel Randall (Weston-Super-Mare, loan), Hiram Boateng (MK Dons), Jordan Dyer (Tiverton Town, loan), Max Smallcombe (Truro City), James Hamon (Truro City), Noah Smerdon (Tiverton Town, loan), Alex Hartridge (Bath City, loan), Will Dean (Truro City, loan), Christy Pym (Peterborough United), Luke Croll (Dagenham & Redbridge), Jonathan Forte (retired), James Oates (released), Troy Brown (released), Chris Weale (retired). 

ONES TO WATCH

Nicky Law: 

A player familiar with City fans, Law has spent three seperate spells in West Yorkshire over the course of his career. 

The 31-year-old began his career at Sheffield United and has also represented Rangers, Motherwell and Rotherham United. 

Ryan Bowman: 

A powerful striker, Bowman signed for Exeter in January after a three-year spell at Motherwell. 

The 27-year-old is a product of the Carlisle United academy and, along with his time at the Cumbrians, has also spent time in the National League. 

Lee Martin: 

An attacking midfielder, Martin is now in his secind season at St James Park, having signed in the summer of 2018. 

The experienced 32-year-old graduated from Manchester United's academy and has spent notable periods at Ipswich Town, Milwall and Gillingham. 

Dean Moxey: 

Experienced defender Moxey is now back at the Grecians, having began his professional career in the south-west of England - in 2003. 

The 33-year-old - having turned out for the England C side - has also represented Crystal Palace, Derby County and Bolton Wanderers. 

THE MANAGER

An Exeter City icon, Matt Taylor made 160 league appearances for the Grecians between 2007 and 2011. 

A centre-back, the 37-year-old also turned out four times for the Bantams - in 2013 - during a 16-year playing career. 

The former Everton academy product is in his first managerial job and has held the hot seat at Exeter since June 2018. 

THE CAPTAIN

Jake Taylor first joined Exeter after a seven-year spell at Reading - in 2016. 

A midfielder, the 26-year-old has served loan spells at the likes of Leyton Orient and Cheltenham Town. 

Taylor has represented Wales at youth level and has one senior international cap to his name - in 2014. 

LAST TIME OUT

Exeter recorded an emphatic 4-0 victory over Plymouth Argyle, last weekend, to move up to second place in Sky Bet League Two. 

Exeter City 4 (Nicky Law 42' pen, 83', Tom Parkes 49', Randell Williams 67')

Plymouth Argyle 0

Sky Bet League Two

Saturday October 26th 2019

Attendance: 7,924

Exeter: Jonny Maxted; Pierce Sweeney, Aaron Martin, Tom Parkes (booked 77'); Randell Williams, Jake Taylor (c), Archie Collins, Craig Woodman; Nicky Law (Matt Jay 86'); Ryan Bowman (booked 39', Ben Seymour 89'), Lee Martin (Nigel Atangana 85'). Subs (not used): Dino Visser (GK), Dean Moxey, Jayden Richardson, Alex Fisher. 

Tickets for tomorrow’s clash are still available and can be purchased from the ticket office at the Utilita Energy Stadium, or by CLICKING HERE


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