Tisdale talks up Moore-Taylor

Last Updated: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:27

Exeter defender Jordan Moore-Taylor will play at a higher level if he continues his rapid development, according to boss Paul Tisdale.

The 20-year-old, who has proven his versatility this season with spells at full-back, shone for the Grecians at centre-back on Tuesday evening as they won 2-1 at local rivals Plymouth.

And Tisdale is delighted that the City youth product, who was making just his 22nd league start, is continuing to raise his game.

"Every match seems to be a new test for Jordan," he said. "Can he continue to play this well as a 20-year-old at the heart of the defence in a team that was falling down the league?

"Every game he has stood up and proved to be very able.

"He will move on to a higher level at some point with the way he is playing. With Matt Grimes and Tom Nichols as first-team players as well we have a real group coming through."

While Nichols put in a man of the match display, Grimes also played a key role in City's second-half turnaround at Home Park. The midfielder, who was making his 30th appearance of the season at just 18 years of age, was introduced with 58 minutes on the clock and Tisdale revealed he decided on that change just seconds after kick-off.

"It was Matt's sort of game," Tisdale said. "He has been our best player over the last three or four months and he passes the ball forward and has the ability to delay his pass and play good balls into feet. He did really well and that gave us an extra 30 yards up the pitch.

"I decided after 90 seconds of the game that I would make that change. I wanted to get Matt Grimes on within the first minute and knew that was the way we'd finish the game."

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