Bishop and Sears Start at Exeter
Saturday, 4th Jan 2020 14:31
Teddy Bishop and Freddie Sears both make their first starts of the season as the Blues face Exeter at St James’ Park in the Leasing.com Trophy third round.
The returning duo are set to play off lone central striker Will Keane with Cole Skuse and Andre Dozzell in the centre of the midfield.
Toto Nsiala, James Wilson and Luke Woolfenden - two of only three players who started at Wycombe on Wednesday - are the back three with Myles Kenlock and Gwion Edwards - the other - the wing-backs. Tomas Holy is back in goal.
Exeter make 10 changes from the team which won 1-0 at Forest Green Rovers on New Year’s Day with former Blues midfielder Lee Martin on the bench.
The Grecians were forced into a late change of keeper after Lewis Ward picked up an injury in the warm-up. Sub Jonny Maxted started with youngster Jack Arthur on the bench.
Exeter: Maxted, Dyer, Warren, Hartridge, Richardson, Taylor (c), Atangana, Jay, Randall, Ajose, Seymour. Subs: Arthur, Martin, Bowman, Collins, Kite, Chrisene, Dean.
Town: Holy, Woolfenden, Nsiala, Wilson, Edwards, Skuse (c), Dozzell, Kenlock, Bishop, Sears, Keane. Subs: Norris, Jackson, Norwood, Judge, El Mizouni, Garbutt, Dobra. Referee: Josh Smith (Bedford).
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