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Pre Exeter | Steve Cotterill

12 September 2022


Pre Exeter | Steve Cotterill

12 September 2022

Manager Steve Cotterill spoke to the press as Town prepare to return to action against Exeter tomorrow.

The football community has joined the nation and Commonwealth in mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II - with her passing leading to all EFL matches being postponded last weekend.

Tomorrow, though, football returns to Montgomery Waters Meadow with the visit of Exeter.

And speaking ahead of the game, Cotterill paid tribute to Her Majesty and discussed the match against The Grecians.


"I feel like the rest of the country. It’s incredible where football can take you and the people you meet. 

"I have managed to meet our new King. I’ve met Prime Ministers but I never got the opportunity to meet the Queen which I really would have liked to have done. 

"I think she has been a special lady for our country and she will be sorely missed. 

"My thoughts and my condolences go to the family because I’m sure it’s been an incredibly upsetting time for all of them. She was a wonderful lady." 


"We were in on Sunday. It meant we had Saturday off but we didn’t really want to have Saturday off. 

"I think most of us in football would have wanted to play that day because I think that was the best day for us to show and pay our respects. 

"I thought that was a little bit of a missed opportunity, not playing on Saturday.  

"But you can’t influence that decision so in the end you just have to go along with it. 

"Going back to us, it meant having Saturday off which was a strange day anyway.  

"We didn’t find out until halfway through the session on Friday that the game would be off. 

"That quickly got scrapped. At the time we were on set-plays. We then did a more generic session, a tougher session, then we came back in and did an afternoon in the gym."


"It’s going to be a tough game. They have done really, really, well. I’m pleased for Matt Taylor (Exeter City's manager), I think he has done a great job down there. 

"They are a good, solid club. Through thick and thin they have stuck with their managers over the years. 

"They have been really loyal to them and I think that’s why their managers have been loyal to them when they have had opportunities to move on. 

"That is a real credit to the managers and the football club itself. 

"I think they have had a really good start to the season. Their two strikers (Jevani Brown and Sam Nombe) have started well. 

"But our lads will be organised and ready for what is going to come our way."


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