Town make their longest journey of the season to face Exeter City at St James' Park on Tuesday night, where Simon Weaver will be looking for his side to get back to winning ways with the busy festive period just around the corner.Recent Form
The Grecians tuned up for tomorrow's encounter with a resounding 5-0 win at home to Tranmere, who had been in reasonable form themselves.
The victory was their third in four games, a run that has seen them score an astonishing 18 goals – including 11 in their past two home wins.
The three points on Saturday saw them cement their place in the playoff positions, currently sitting in the fifth place, propelled by a league-leading 38 goals through their first 17 games.
Ones to Watch
Town's defence has been in good form on their travels, conceding just a goal a game in their nine away fixtures so far and have posted four clean sheets in the process.
However, they will have their work cut out handling red-hot Ryan Bowman whose hat-trick on Saturday was his second in succession on home turf.
Bowman's latest hat-trick took him to nine league goals for the season, matching fellow striker Matt Jay's total.
Midfielder Joel Randall has also scored six times this season, also adding four assists.
The Man in Charge
Matty Taylor is the current man at the helm at St James' Park, having taken over from long-time boss Paul Tisdale in 2018 for his first managerial position.
Taylor was a former Exeter player, making 160 appearances between 2007 and 2011, as well as turning out for Charlton and Cheltenham.
Throughout their history the club have always competed in the lower tiers of English football, winning a Fourth Division title in 1990 under Terry Cooper.
More recently, after suffering from financial problems the club were relegated to the Conference in 2003, where they spent five seasons before a playoff final win over Cambridge United saw the restore their status as a Football League club.
They then made it two promotions on the bounce when a second placed finish took them into League One.
After a brief spell in League One, the club were relegated back to League Two in 2012 where they have remained since, where they have made the playoffs on a number of occasions including last season where they were defeated by Northampton in the final.
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