It seems a long time since the Lincoln game on the first day of the season and including that result we haven't exactly set the league on fire yet. Against Lincoln we managed a draw after struggling through most of the game although it could have been won if Broughton had managed to tuck that penalty away.
At Bournemouth we went for the draw and came away with one. This was down to solid defending by all of the team although it could have been won if Drewe Broughton
had managed to tuck that chance away.
Last week at Rushden we came a cropper although we could have come away with at least a point if Broughton had managed to keep his arms down.
Is this a veiled dig at Drewe? No. It's just that in every result so far he seems to had an influence, either good or bad. Drewe seems to have come out of his shell since Jan left and is showing a lot more confidence in his game. He needs to show it in front of goal too and put those chances away.
This Exeter game could be our toughest so far. Normally we would be expected to win this but City are one of the form teams at the moment. Even more so after last Saturdays humbling of the mighty Hull.
With the Rushden game we were on a hiding to nothing. They had to beat us sometime but Exeter could surprise a few sides this season and I think we'll be one of them.
We will have to do it tomorrow with a few changes to the lineup from previous weeks. It's 75% certain that Craig Hinton will miss the game after breaking his nose at Rushden but Abdou Sall, who was taken to hospital with concussion, should be back for us. Lee Ayres will take the place of Hinton at the back along side Abdou.
There are a few doubts with three others. Sean Parrish is still struggling with a thigh injury and two new ones on the list are Stuart Brock
, hamstring, and Bo Henriksen, abductor muscle. All three will have tests tomorrow to see if they'll be fit to play.
Exeter come here with a few new faces. Probably the most famous one is Lee Sharpe. He learnt his trade at Torquay and then joined Manchester Utd but never quite made the grade. His career then took in Leeds, Sampdoria, Bradford City and Portsmouth before joining Exeter two weeks ago on a free transfer.
He opened his account last week with a goal against Hull.
Other newcomers at St James Park are the former WBA, Wolves and Walsall hitman Don Goodman. He won't play tomorrow because he's out for up to 12 weeks with a calf injury. Goalkeeper Kevin Miller rejoins the club now that the anagram known as Arjan Van Heusden has decided to join Scottish club Clyde.
Yesterday they signed an Argentinian player, 23yr old striker Sebastien Scalise. He played with Manchester United's new signing Diego Forlan at Independiente and is expected to play tomorrow alongside Steve Flack.
They also have a Brazilian on their books, Santos Gaia, but he begins a three match suspension after his dismissal in their opening game at Shrewsbury. Alex Watson will take his place after remarkably returning just three weeks after a hernia operation.
Brock, Danby, Joy, Stamps, Ayres, Blake, Smith, Hinton, Williams, Parrish, Sall, Flynn, Bennett, Shilton, Ducros, Doyle, Foster, Broughton, Henriksen, Corbett, Lewis.
Miller, Whitworth, Power, Buckle, Curran, Burrows, Richardson, Ampadu, McCarthy, Barlow, Roscoe, Read, Breslan, Flack, Scalise, McConnell, Tomlinson, Watson, Sharpe, Moor.
How about that. No mention of Uri Geller and Michael Jackson.