Exeter City striker has Mansfield Town’s attention

Exeter's Jayden Stockley
Exeter's Jayden Stockley

Exeter City striker Jayden Stockley has the attention of Mansfield Town ahead of their League Two encounter.

The Grecians make the journey north looking to build on their 5-1 hammering of Notts County last weekend.

Stockley bagged twice to take his season’s total to five ahead of the match at the One Call Stadium on Saturday.

And David Flitcroft was complimentary of Exeter, former manager Paul Tisdale and current boss Matt Taylor.

“Paul Tisdale did a phenomenal job building a football club,” said Stags boss Flitcroft.

“When I look back at his body of work, they’ve always been up near the top of the league and pushing to get out of the league.

“He’s left behind a fantastic group of players and a really good infrastructure.

“Matt (Taylor) has been a part of that, watched it and seamlessly took the plan on board.

“I think the biggest thing for Exeter is keeping Jayden Stockley, a scorer of every type of goal.

“Looking at what happened with Danny (Rose) over the summer, Jayden was probably a player that was on a lot of hit-lists of several higher-placed teams.

“He’s not gone and it’s probably the best bit of business they’ve done, by keeping him.

“He’s a striker in form. He’s a striker who at this level needs attention and we’ll work on that this week.”

And added: “We have to understand what makes our form good and drive that. The Exeter form and model has been built on real strong foundations that we’re trying to implement at this ground.”