Tisdale: Jay was a big plus

Exeter debutant Matt Jay was the real positive to come from the 2-0 loss to Wycombe in the JPT, according to manager Paul Tisdale.

Last Updated: 04/09/13 at 15:06

Paul Tisdale: Impressed by Jay debut

Paul Tisdale: Impressed by Jay debut

It was the 17-year-old's recent displays in training and for the Under-18s that persuaded Tisdale to introduce Jay for the final 21 minutes against the Chairboys.

"I loved Matt Jay - that was a really big plus for the team," he said. "He came on to the pitch and looked a proper player, and as a 17-year-old that was a big plus for us.

"I've seen him in training and the odd youth-team game and he's been coming on for the reserves. He is mentally very bright, he is tough beyond his size, and he retains the ball and makes good decisions on the ball.

"He keeps the ball, retains possession and makes decisions as well as anybody in our group. You get judged on your execution and what you do, and what he did was excellent."

It was Jay's first appearance in a matchday squad and he was only handed a squad number before kick-off and by the final whistle was one of seven Exeter youth products on the pitch.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

mumbo_jimbo
Van Gaal: Luck is key

I

believe this is because for sepp Christmas is a 7 day feast finishing on the 25th

hiya
Blatter calls for early final

F

alcao really needs to shine now. Apparently according to the stats, he scores more when played up front alone. I wonder if Van Gaal will actually apply a formation to get the best out of him though.

anthracyte
Van Persie lay-off expected

Footer 365

Mark Hughes angered by officials in Stoke win over Hull

Mark Hughes was pleased with Stoke's 1-0 win over Hull but angered after the officials missed a challenge on Stephen Ireland.

Sean Dyche downbeat after Burnley lose to Swansea defeat at Turf Moor

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says his side must start turning performances into wins after losing 1-0 to Swansea at Turf Moor.

Jonas Gutierrez wants top-10 finish for Newcastle after return

Jonas Gutierrez has targeted a top-10 finish with Newcastle after returning to the squad for the win against Aston Villa.

Mail Box

Are Tottenham Right To Redevelop?

It's a really good Friday afternoon Mailbox, with thoughts on Spurs' ground development, the Europa league (leave it alone) and one man running for a very good cause...

Rodgers Is More Of A Paisley Than A Rafa

Most Liverpool fans in the Mailbox are claiming to be pleased to see the back of the Europa League. Plus merging the Europa and Champions League, and winter WC...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company