Next Up: Exeter City v AFC Wimbledon

Boosted by a win at Carlisle that saw Ryan Harley return to the sort of form he displayed in his first spell at the club, City are in buoyant mood as they search for harley_celebratestheir first home win since Boxing Day. Paul Tisdale will hope to have essentially the same squad to choose from for the visit of AFC Wimbledon and may in that case opt for an unchanged starting XI, especially as Clinton Morrison has started also to show glimpses of what made him a star in the distant past with a few assists to his name. Graham Cummins will also hope to have some game time in front of a throng of 1931 fund members who will be enjoying the hospitality afforded by City for this match.

AFC Wimbledon go into the match, like City, knowing that a win is probably vital in terms of maintaining their slim promotion hopes. Neal Ardley’s side has battled carlisle_exeteragainst inconsistency, having failed to win successive matches in 2015 so far. They lost top scorer Matt Tubbs, who chose in the January window to move to Portsmouth instead, while veteran striker David Connolly announced his retirement from the game at the weekend after a career beset by injuries. Ardley has spoken of his intention to bring someone in this week, but in the absence of this happening the line is expected to be led by the behemoth that is Ade Akinfenwa and Ade Azeez, with Alfie Potter, who made a name for himself by scoring for Havant & Waterlooville against Liverpool some years back, also expected to feature.

There was little Christmas cheer on offer for City at Kingsmeadow as the hosts ran John O'Flynn. Exeter City v Mansfield Town. January 2014out 4-1 winners in a match that perhaps didn’t reflect the scoreline – Tubbs, Azeez (2) and Akinfenwa scoring for Wimbledon before Sercombe notched a consolation for City. The corresponding fixture last season finished 2-0 to City, both goals scored by John O’Flynn. The sides are level in league head to heads with two wins apiece (one draw), although City also have an FA Cup victory under their belts.

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