Preview: Morecambe v Exeter

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale.
Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale.
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This Saturday, Exeter are the visitors to the Globe Arena.

Manager

Paul Tisdale. Football League’s best dressed boss guided side to back-to-back promotions from Conference to League 1 before dropping back to League 2 last May.

He said: “Morecambe have just enjoyed two consecutive away wins, so they’ll be going back to a home game with confidence.

“I know it is a long journey, but that doesn’t have any impact on the way I feel we will perform and we will play for the three points.

“They are doing a lot better than their league table suggests, they have got some very strong players. I think we have to go into the game and assume it is going to be very tough.”

One to watch

Alan Gow. Attracted interest from Gillingham during the transfer window and is City’s creative force in midfield. He plays just behind the striker and can bypass players with ease. If given the time and space on the ball, he can also find a killer pass.

History

Most famous game between two sides was 2007 Conference play-off final which saw Shrimps promoted to Football League for the first time. Jim Bentley’s side unbeaten in three League 2 meetings between the sides and won 3-0 at St James’ Park back in August.

Form

Exeter are chasing their 10th away win in the league this season, which would beat a club record for the number of away wins in one season. Their recent form has not been good though. A draw away at Torquay was followed by a dismal 1-0 defeat to the same side at St James’ Park in front of the live Sky TV cameras. They followed that up by drawing 0-0 at home to Aldershot.

Possible line-up

Krysiak, Tully, Coles, Baldwin, Woodman, Bennett, Doherty, Gow, Keohane, Molesely, Cureton.