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Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale bemoans lack of a second goalkeeper for Fluminense test

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Exeter City Manager Paul Tisdale has bemoaned his lack of a second goalkeeper for his side’s friendly with Fluminense.

Exeter will take on Flu on Sunday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Brazil’s first fixture - which was against Exeter - but could face the possibility of having to put one of his outfield players in goal. 

“I could only take 18 players and I need to use all 18 of those players as it is early pre-season,” said Tisdale, as reported by the Exeter Express and Echo. “I don’t really want the players having a 90-minute workload every game.

“I would have ideally liked to have taken 22 players, but that was not possible. It is unfortunate for James Hamon I really need to utilise the extra player and I need all 18 players. It is as simple as that really, I need to have enough of a squad to share the workload.

“Let’s hope we don’t get the goalkeeper injured in one of the games like we had 100 years ago, but we do have some who can deputise in goal if that were to happen.

“However, the only player who is line to play every minute of every game is Christy Pym – the rest will share the workload.”


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