Exeter boss Paul Tisdale happy with Liam Sercombe form

Liam Sercombe

Exeter City boss Paul Tisdale hopes midfielder Liam Sercombe can return to form after scoring twice in the 3-0 win over Leyton Orient on Monday.

The 21-year-old midfielder, who is a product of the club's academy, has been

"It's good to see him shine, the goals are a bonus and he needed to add that to his spectrum of abilities," Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon.

"I'm frustrated that we've had a season without Liam at his best."

Tisdale added: "He's been plagued by disappointment caused by unfortunate injuries and it's hampered his season.

"We know what a good player he is and we had big hopes for him this season and he's just not had the opportunity."

Sercombe has made 147 appearances for City in his career and has been part of the squad since the club were promoted from the Conference in 2008.

And Tisdale says he wants the midfielder to stay at St James Park next season, whether City are relegated to League Two or stay up in League One.

"He's on contract and I don't want to sell anybody and I certainly don't want to sell Liam.

"He's been one of our lead players for the last three or four years.

"He's a developing young player who performs well enough to be picked every week, I'd like him here at the club for as long as we can keep him."

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