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LEAGUE 2 LOWDOWN: EXETER CITY

17 June 2019

Club News

LEAGUE 2 LOWDOWN: EXETER CITY

17 June 2019

How did they do?

Exeter were in the running for the play-offs until the final weekend of the season but lost out to Newport County and finished ninth with 19 wins. Reds drew 1-1 at home to the Grecians thanks to a goal from Filipe Morais and won 3-1 at Exeter on Good Friday when Reece Grego-Cox (2) and Morais were on target.

Who’s in charge?

Matt Taylor took charge a year ago. A former defender for the club his only previous managerial experience was at non-league Bath City and he took over from a club legend in Paul Tisdale, who had been in charge for 12 years. But Taylor made a good impression in his first season and was only a point away from taking Exeter into the play-offs for the second year in a row.

Who’s leaving?

James Hamon, Luke Croll, Jimmy Oates, Felix Norman and Max Smallcombe have all left St James Park this summer, after being released.

Former Crawley loanee Hiram Boateng has left to join MK Dons, while goalkeeper Christy Pym made the move to Peterborough United.

Who’s coming and who might me?

The Grecians have signed midfielder Nigel Atangana, from Cheltenham Town, and Carlisle United defender Tom Parkes. Atangana suffered a season-ending knee injury during Cheltenham’s 1-0 defeat at The People’s Pension Stadium in January.

Exeter have a large nucleus of their squad already under contract for the 2019-20 campaign, including Nicky Law, Pierce Sweeney, Craig Woodman, Jordan Tillson, and Dean Moxey.

How is their pre-season shaping up?

Exeter will play five non-league clubs away from home, including Jersey on June 29 when they travel to the Channel Islands for a training camp. They then take on Swansea City at home on July 20 and finish their preparations at Torquay a week later.

Crawley links

Midfielder Jake Taylor made four appearances on loan for Reds from Reading during 2013.


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