In a statement that will send a chill down the spine of most City supporters, Tisdale has said on the official site that:-
I’m pleased that Danny [Coles] is back after his one match suspension, but Pat Baldwin did extremely well in the game on Saturday – not to say they both can’t play.
The Grecians have 2 games this coming Easter weekend. Firstly promotion hopefuls Chesterfield on Friday with a 3pm kick off, then relegation haunted Torquay United on Easter Monday (kick off 3pm). No doubt a lot of promotion and relegation issues will become clearer by the end of Monday. A point alluded to by Paul Tisdale:-
It’s going to make for an exciting weekend – I’m not sure it will be particularly enjoyable from the touchline as a manager, but it will be very exciting.
Chesterfield will be a tough nut to crack. We have watched them play in our scouting lead-up to the game, and they are a good side. They are strong, they attack very well and they have a good record.
We will have to get our game in tune and we have to play to our strengths. We have to back ourselves in terms of the perceived strengths and weaknesses of both sides, and try to minimise their strengths and get ours on show.
There will always be decisions – even when the first 11 is settled, you can spend all your time worrying about the last selection on the bench,” he continued.
Those decisions very often go to the last minute on a weekend. Whether it’s someone coming into the starting 11 or onto the bench, they always play a part.
So there are lots of players that are capable of playing a part in this weekend, and not just the 11 that I select on Friday.
Match Officials for the Chesterfield game are:- http://www.exeweb.com/2014/04/15/match-officials-away-to-chesterfield/