Paul Tisdale wants to re-create JPT form in FA Cup

Paul Tisdale
Tisdale's side last had a home game in the FA Cup against Stevenage in 2007

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale wants to re-create the form his side showed in last season's Johnstone's Paint Trophy in the FA Cup.

The Grecians, who were knocked out of the by Brentford 3-2 on aggregate in the area finals, have only won three FA Cup ties since 2007.

"We enjoyed the Trophy run last year," he told BBC Radio Devon.

"That was a real exciting time for us and I hope we can get something similar for the FA Cup this year."

City host Walsall, a side they a fortnight ago.

"Although we talk about not having a meaningful Cup run over the past few years, we've not played a home game for four years," added Tisdale.

"The last home game we won 4-0 against a team in the same league as us and it's a boost for us to have a home game."

Exeter will be without injured duo Artur Krysiak and Matt Oakley while Jake Taylor is away on international duty with Wales Under-21s.

And despite his side being at the wrong end of League One, Tisdale said that he had not considered playing a weaker side in order to concentrate on the league.

"I don't see that being something that would maybe even benefit us," he said.

"I don't know the virtue of putting a weakened side out and losing maybe heavily. I'm not sure that'd help us."