Date: 13th February 2014 at 8:50pm
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Manager Paul Tisdale has said that following Liam Sercombe’s last minute equaliser against Portsmouth last weekend, the camp has been very bouyant as we prepared for this weekends trip to Roots Hall to face Southend United.

The draw marked a third game without defeat for Exeter and Tisdale told the Official Site that he could see the confidence coming back into the player and the belief returning in their own abilities.

‘It makes a huge difference to the way you feel and the spirit of the players, management, supporters, and everyone connected with the club going into the weekend and then into the following week. So much of football in terms of the way you play and the way you perform is psychological and confidence driven.’

Tisdale says it may have only been a point in the grand scheme of things, but it was everything that the point represented that has helped reinvigorate people around the club, and to go three unbeaten following our consistency this term is also a good marker for them to build further on.

Of course this weekend isn’t going to be any easier and is going to require a big effort, because we haven’t won on our last five trips to Southend’s home ground and they did win the opening encounter.

It could be set to be a good game though as they are looking towards promotion, and we are returning to our normal selves, so for the neutral is could be quite a spectacle if the pitch and the weather allows.

On the injury front, Pat Baldwin and Matt Gill are likely to miss the match, but Eliot Richards should pass a late fitness test.