Paul Tisdale elated by Exeter City top-eight finish

Paul Tisdale
Exeter boss Tisdale came on as a late substitute against Wednesday

Exeter City boss Paul Tisdale says that finishing eighth in League One has capped off a great year for the club.

The Grecians came from behind to beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at Hillsborough on Saturday in their final match.

Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon: "I'm very proud of the team and very proud to be manager of a terrific club.

"It's been a great year and we've had to overcome numerous issues, most notably the passing of Adam Stansfield and we've come through it."

He added: "We've done things in a very respectful way.

"I hope we keep this side together. I urge them to stay with it, although I know there are riches elsewhere."

City's final league position saw them miss out on a play-off spot by only one point, a huge improvement on last year's 18th-placed finish.

"This club is different," said Tisdale. "It is totally different and part of it is being serious, you don't lose that seriousness, but you have to enjoy every minute you get.

The 38-year-old manager certainly enjoyed the last eight minutes of Exeter's season, taking himself off the bench for a rare appearance in the closing stages at Hillsborough.

Tisdale said: "I think it's my first Football League game for 13 years since I last played for Exeter away at Scarborough.

"It was just a wonderful experience to be part of a team winning at Hillsborough - it was a great moment for me."