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Spotlight on the Opposition | Exeter City

22 March 2022

Exeter are the visitors tomorrow night as we look to make it four wins on the spin

In the Dugout

This is Matt Taylor’s first job in management after taking over from Paul Tisdale in the summer of 2018. He had previously captained the side and in his first month in charge, he was nominated for EFL League Two Manager of the Month. The Grecians have finished in the play-offs once under Taylor but they were beaten 4-0 by Northampton in the 2019/20 season.

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Man with the Armband

Matt Jay captains Exeter having been in the youth system and working his way up to the first team. He made his professional debut in 2013 for Exeter in the EFL Trophy against Wycombe. He went to three different clubs on loan after that. He played for Weston-super-Mare, Hayes & Yeading United and Truro City.

Jay has made 42 appearances in all competitions scoring 14 goals making him the Grecians top scorer. He also has two assists and has picked up just one yellow card. His last goal came in early March in a 3-1 win over Swindon Town.

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Star Man

Jevani Brown spent his youth career at several clubs which included Milton Keynes Dons and Peterborough United. He never made a professional appearance for Posh and went into non-league in 2014. Three years later he came back into the Football League when he signed for Sky Bet League Two side Cambridge United. He went on to play for Colchester permanently and Forest Green on loan before making the move to Exeter last Summer.

The Jamaican has appeared 39 times in all competitions scoring seven times and assisting nine goals. Like Jay he has only picked up one booking all season. His last goal came in Exeter’s last game which was a 2-0 win over relegation-threatened Oldham Athletic.

Last time out and recent form

The Grecians have won three, drawn and lost once in their previous five. The defeat came away to Mansfield Town and the draw at home to Salford City. They defeated Swindon and Crawley at home but visited Oldham last weekend.

No goals in the first half but Kyle Taylor put Exeter into the lead seven minutes after the break. Nigel Atangana saw red in stoppage time but despite this Exeter went onto seal the win in the 96th minute through Brown.

 


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