Exeter City have a scoring problem, having found the back of the net just six times in six league games. This is not such a surprise given that strikers John O'Flynn and Guillem Bauza are both out injured. Rowan Vine has been brought in on loan from QPR and he is likely to be partnered up front by Daniel Nardielo. Manager Paul Tisdale has been trying to get a loan player in for the last few weeks, but he has faced a problem ever since Jamie Cureton decided to join Leyton Orient.
The Grecians are now No. 1 in Devon and indeed anywhere west of Bristol. Four Four Two forecast that they would finish 17th. The Times had them finishing 13th. In other words, not likely to be promotion challengers, but likely to pull out of any relegation battle.
Given that we have had two home draws, one has to be cautious about forecasting a win, but surely this is at least a chance to put a few past Len Pidgeley and improve our goal difference. I am going for a 2-0 win for the Addicks.
Pidgeley sounds like a no nonsense northerner but in fact he hails from Twickenham and spent some time with Chelsea, coming on as a substitute for them against us in the last game of the 2004-5 season. Since then, he has had spells with Woking, Carlisle and Bradford City.
Elsewhere Kevin Lisbie has signed up with Leyton Orient until January 8th as the O's look for a way to get off the bottom of the table. Lisbie had been linked with a move back to Gillingham, having been let go by Ipswich.