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Exeter City star Tom Nichols departs for Peterborough United

Exeter City striker Tom Nichols is to leave the club after being sold to Peterborough United for an undisclosed fee, thought to be in the region of £250,000.

Tom Nichols scores during the FA Cup third round replay against Liverpool Credit: Peter Byrne/PA

A City academy graduate, Tom has been with the club since he played at under-11 level, and made his first-team debut for the club as a seventeen-year-old.

Since then he has played 113 games for the Grecians, scoring 34 goals.

Exeter City sign Reading midfielder

Exeter City have signed Reading midfielder Jake Taylor on a free transfer.

The 24-year-old returns to the Grecians following a loan spell with the club which lasted for the majority of the 2011/12 season.

The twice-capped Welsh international spent the first part of the season on loan at Scottish Premiership side Motherwell, but has now completed the permanent move to St James Park - bringing to an end to a seventeen-year spell with the Royals.

Jake Taylor Credit: Gareth Fuller/EMPICS Sport

He is a player we know very well with him having spent a season with us on loan four or five years ago. It is a good opportunity to keep building the squad ahead of next year, and he will come straight into the squad for Saturday.

He is a very versatile player. He is a very bright player and he comes to us with good experience. He has been to quite a few clubs on loan; but obviously his major loan was with us, and I see it as it being a pretty smooth fit in terms of someone coming into the club.

He knows us and we know him, and he will add going forward into next season as we are building the team.

– Paul Tisdale, City manager

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Thousands of Exeter City fans head to Anfield

Exeter City's Alex Nicholls and Liverpool's Brad Smith (right) battle for the ball during the Emirates FA Cup, third round match at St James Park, Exeter. Credit: PA David Davies

It's a big day for Exeter City and their fans, who are making the trip to Liverpool for an historic third-round FA Cup replay.

The Grecians came close to beating the Premier League giants in the first game at St James Park.

6,000 Exeter City fans are heading to Anfield for the match and the good luck messages are already coming in.

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Mascot picked for Exeter City V Liverpool F.C

Cameron Ward will take on the role of Exeter City mascot when the team go head to head with Liverpool on January 20 Credit: ITV News

Exeter City go head to head with Liverpool and the Grecians mascot is the son of a Liverpool F.C super fan.

Chris Ward is originally from Wirral but moved to Honiton nearly twenty years ago.

Now Chris' 13 year old son Cameron who supports Exeter City will be a mascot when the sides meet each other tomorrow (Jan 20).

Cameron Ward supports Exeter City Credit: ITV News

Airline supports Grecians with flights to and from Liverpool replay

The Grecians travelled back to Exeter yesterday meeting with Flybe officials when they touched down. Credit: Flybe

European regional airline, Flybe has pulled out all the stops to support Exeter City as the team makes plans to travel to Liverpool next Wednesday (20 January) for their FA Cup replay match against the Reds.

As the club's official sponsor, Flybe is hoping that they can get the team and its supporters to Liverpool ’faster than road or rail’.

The airline are putting on special offers for flights to Manchester ahead of the match.

Exeter City confirm match date at Anfield

Liverpool's Ryan Kent (left) and Exeter City's Jordan Tillson battle for the ball. Credit: PA

Exeter City have confirmed they'll play Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday 20 January.

The game will kick-off at 8pm.

The news comes as the club confirmed that tickets have arrived for next week's FA Cup Third Round replay.

If the Grecians beat Liverpool then their fourth round tie against West Ham will be shown live on BT Sport at 5.30pm on Saturday 30 January.

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