Exeter City boss Paul Tisdale hails 'dynamite' forwards

Paul Tisdale
Tisdale's makeshift side featured no recognised central midfielders

Exeter City boss Paul Tisdale hailed his attacking players as 'dynamite' after their 3-0 win over Tranmere.

Injuries forced Tisdale to play centre-backs Richard Duffy and Troy Archibald-Henville in central midfield.

City's attacking threat came from Jake Taylor and Richard Logan up front and wingers Chris Hackett and Elliot Frear.

"Those four up front were dynamite and the six behind them were there to defend and attack the ball and they did it," Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon.

"There wasn't much football through our midfield and it was left to the four front chaps, the two wingers and Richard Logan and Jake Taylor. If Richard Logan plays like that there aren't many better strikers in the league. He had an outstanding game.

"When you consider that we walked off the training ground with our four first-choice central midfield players all missing, including Matt Oakley who's still with us on loan theoretically, it was quite a turn up for the books."

But Tisdale says the result has given him a headache as he considers who to play when his side go to Leyton Orient in two weeks.

"After Wednesday's loss in the FA Cup it would have been very easy to drop into a slumber and be disappointed for ourselves but well done them, I'm very pleased for them," he said.

"Virtually all of the players will be fit in two weeks' time. There'll be a few coming back into the reckoning. What team I pick in two weeks' time I haven't a clue, we'll have to wait and see."