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Exeter City game to go ahead despite road closures

Exeter City Football Club are reassuring fans that the team's friendly against Cardiff City this evening will be unaffected by the fire at St Sidwell Street, Exeter.

Exeter City’s friendly against Cardiff City this evening will be unaffected by the fire at St Sidwell Street, Exeter.

There are plenty alternative routes to St James Park should the roundabout off St Sidwell Street stay closed this evening. We would urge fans travelling to the game to keep up to date with the traffic information given out by police and the club and give themselves extra time to get to the ground if necessary.

– Exeter City FC

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Football League Fixtures for 2016/17 season released

Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Football League fixtures for the upcoming 2016/17 season have been released.

Plymouth Argyle will once again be aiming for promotion after narrowly missing out in the playoff final at Wembley in May. They open their League Two campaign away at Luton.

Fans won't have too long to wait until the famed Devon Derby. Argyle travel to Exeter on September 17th.

Exeter's first match of the season sees them travel to Blackpool, while Yeovil are also away no the opening day of the season. They travel to Notts County.

Exeter City's stadium redevelopment given go ahead

View of Exeter City's stadium, St James Park Credit: Stephen Pond / EMPICS Sport

Exeter City Football Club says the development of St James Park has been given the go ahead by the Secretary of State.

Plans to replace the ageing Stagecoach Family Stand had been put on hold.

But the club's crumbling grandstand will now be re-built along with a huge block of student flats.

The 1,600 seater Stagecoach stand will be replaced. The rebuild will be paid for by a new tower block for 312 students overlooking the ground.

It is thought the Secretary of State was asked to intervene by the St James' Neighbourhood Forum which was concerned at the number of student flats in a neighbourhood in which students already make up 55 per cent of residents.

How the new grandstand will look Credit: Kensington Taylor

Exeter City manager nominated for award

Paul Tisdale has been nominated for 'Manager of the Month' Credit: Exeter City F.C

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale has been nominated for the Sky Bet League 2 Manager of the Month award for March.

City remained unbeaten throughout the month, and a haul of twelve points from six games was made even more special by a 100% record on the road, with wins at Cambridge United, Notts County and Crawley Town.

This is the second time that Tisdale has been nominated for Manager of the Month this season, and coincides with an unbeaten run stretching back to the victory over Stevenage on February 27th.

Bristol Rovers’ Darrell Clarke, Hartlepool United’s Craig Hignett and Yeovil Town’s Darren Way are the other managers in contention.

The winners will be announced on Friday 8th April.

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