Exeter boss Paul Tisdale hoping to build momentum

Paul Tisdale
Tisdale has been in charge at Exeter since 2006

Exeter City boss Paul Tisdale is hoping his side can re-build their momentum after Tuesday's 1-0 win against Swindon at St James Park.

The result followed last Saturday's 5-1 thrashing at Colchester, the Grecians' heaviest loss of the season.

Tisdale told BBC Devon: "A 1-0 result does sometimes galvanise the side, and it's what we needed after Saturday which was such a big disappointment.

"We needed it, I didn't care how it came, we got our win."

Exeter had to play Tuesday's game without regular first-team members Steve Tully and Scott Golbourne, both of whom received red cards against Colchester.

And it took until the 79th minute for the home side to find a way through a resolute Robins defence, Ryan Harley converting a penalty after Calvin Andrew handled in the area.

Tisdale continued: "I asked the team to play almost with the mindset of an away game - play quite narrow, deep and tight and press the ball, let them have it and be happy not to have the ball.

"Off the back of that we didn't create too many chances and we didn't look at all fragile at the back either so I'm really pleased with the way that we played."

By beating Swindon, Exeter have moved to 12th in the League One table, with 52 points.