Date: 15th February 2016 at 1:00pm
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Manager Paul Tisdale has said that following the weekend’s result to Wycombe Wanderers, Exeter have to pick themselves up and bounce back now.

Falling to a one nil defeat at Adams Park, Tisdale was quoted by the Official Site in his post game press conference as saying that for large parts of the game he was pretty happy with how the side played, but unfortunately we just couldn’t get that clear cut chance we needed to level the scores and take something from the match.

‘I thought we were very competitive and for the first fifty minutes we were well and truly in the game. The goal changed it. The only disappointment I have is that we didn`t find a way of alternating and changing our play in the final twenty minutes. It just ebbed away from us. We did perform pretty well for that first hour, but we`ve lost, and we`ve now got to pick ourselves up again ahead of York on Tuesday. I`ve got a squad to use and it`s not as if we`re short of players.’

Tisdale went on to say that the final 20 minute spell for him was the main disappointment from the game, as he knows the players are better than that and can play cleverer than that, and he did what he could in terms of changes and tweaks but it just didn’t find us that break through.

‘The pitch was as good as you`ll get in League 2 to play football on, but we needed to show far more purpose and confidence. Wycombe are very good at holding their lead, and when they score they know exactly what they`re doing. We knew it would be difficult, but I just wanted more from our team in that final twenty minutes. We`ve been good away from home recently, but we need to get points.’

With other positives on the day being the return of Ryan Harley and David Wheeler to action, he went on to say that points are what we need though and you can’t hide from ‘that fact’ as games are now running out and we need to get ourselves ticking over again.

‘We`re two-thirds of the way through the season. We`ve got a healthy squad, and we’ve now got two games a week for the next three weeks, there’s an opportunity to use it. These away matches are something that we’re used to, but they are more of an issue for the travelling supporters. Let`s hope we get a couple up to York. It will be a big ask, but thanks to them for making the trip today, though sadly we couldn`t get a result for them. We`ve got another opportunity on Tuesday, and in League 2 you can easily pick up three or four wins a row, which we have done recently. It’s onto the next for us.’

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