Rain wreaks havoc on Grecians

Last Updated: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:45
Exeter%20City

Exeter boss Paul Tisdale says the south west's recent torrential rainfall has played havoc with his side's training.

The region has seen record levels of rain in January and February, forcing two of the Grecians' home games to be postponed and meaning their Cat & Fiddle training ground has been unavailable on a number of occasions.

And Tisdale has been forced into finding alternatives to their grass pitches once again this week ahead of the trip to Southend.

"In terms of training the weather has made it as hard as it could be," he explained.

"We involve the ball as much as possible and you learn to be creative and use your imagination. Ultimately the players will respond if there is some competition and an area of the training which pushes them.

"We haven't had grass pitches to use and so we have been using all-weather surfaces, running and doing other things to try to keep the players as close to match sharpness as possible.

"It is not easy but we have it every year, it has happened every winter since I've been at the club.

"The Cat & Fiddle is a sticky, muddy place in the winter on the best of winters but this year it has been particularly sticky and muddy."

Have you an opinion on this story? Put your money where your mouth is and claim a free £25 bet.

Related news

Defeat hard to take for Tisdale

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:40

Gulls keep survival hopes alive

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:05

Nichols hoping for City recall

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:26

Grecians get point at the Proact

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:09

Coles in contention for Grecians

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:49

Moore-Taylor: We can't go down

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:55

A point gained - Tis

Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:22

Grecians remain in danger

Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:17

Coles out for Grecians

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:50

Tisdale curses soft opener

Sat, 05 Apr 2014 18:37