Tisdale: Exeter FA Cup win against Bury needed to get the 'wheels turning'
AN FA Cup victory against Bury would be a welcomed boost because it would get the 'wheels turning' on Exeter City's season again, according to manager Paul Tisdale.
The Grecians suffered a slump in League Two last month, which saw them go without a win since a 2-1 victory over Barnet on October 2.
And while a win against Bury on Saturday would see City avenge some recent FA Cup defeats to the Greater Manchester side, Tisdale says that will not be the players' main motivation ahead of Saturday's clash.
"It is always good to get FA Cup and Carling Cup victories regardless of how we have done in previous years," he said. "We have not had a good record in the competition in the last few seasons, but my main motivation is that I would like to start putting some results together to get the wheels turning again.
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"I certainly feel those defeats (against Bury) and I personally would like to get a win up there. As for the players I not sure how many of them have tasted defeat up there.
"It is also one thing what I say to the players and one thing what they feel. Their biggest motivation is the poor run of results we have had.
"They would like to get the wheels turning and get some victories on the board, I would like to think that would be their motivation for Saturday."
Tisdale says he is likely to make a few changes to the side that fell to a 3-0 defeat away at Cheltenham last weekend.
Alan Gow came on as a late second half substitute in that game and performed well as he continues to recover from a thigh injury. He is one player who could be drafted into the starting line-up.
"I have been thinking about changes. I was thinking about it from half an hour after Saturday's game," said Tisdale "That is how it works as a manager when you have a poor result."
Bury currently sit five points adrift from safety in League One, having won just one game this season.
As a result, many pundits might look at the respective league positions and suggest City have a good chance of causing an upset on Saturday, but Tisdale is wary that, having appointed a new manager recently, Bury could be a much tougher prospect than many people anticipate.
"They have got a new manger so things will have changed in how they are set up and the structure of the team from when we have played them in different seasons," said Tisdale.
"When you get a new manager you always get a different structure and psyche to the team. Players can be given a focus and ones who have perhaps not been in the team can be given a chance.
"Their biggest threat perhaps is that they need a win, just as much as we do.
"They, just like us, are desperate to get the wheels turning. So that is perhaps their biggest threat.
"They are also at home. In these games I would always rather be at home, so that is going to be a big benefit to them as well."
Predicted Exeter City line-up: Krysiak, Amankwaah, Woodman, Bennett, Coles, Tully, Sercombe, Oakley, Keohane, Gow, Cureton