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Spotlight on the Opposition | Exeter City


6 May 2022

We face Exeter City in our final regular season game. Let's take an in-depth look at our hosts

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 50 appearances in all competitions scoring 16 goals making him the Grecians’ top scorer. He also has four assists and has picked up just one yellow card. His last goal came in late April in a 2-1 win over Barrow.

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 48 times in all competitions scoring seven times and assisting 12 goals. He has picked up four bookings. His last goal came in mid-March when he scored the second in a 2-0 win over Oldham Athletic.

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Last time out and recent form

The Grecians have won three, lost one and drawn one in their last five. Exeter have beaten Colchester United, Rochdale and Barrow but they were defeated away from home against Tranmere Rovers. In their last game, they travelled to Northampton.

Mitchell Pinnock put the home side in front on 24 minutes which put them four points clear in the third automatic spot. But Exeter had the final say in the matter as they equalised through Sam Nombe to secure a point and reach the summit of the Sky Bet League Two table with one game remaining.

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