EXETER City boss Paul Tisdale believes there won’t be much between the two sides when they head to the County Ground tomorrow.

Both Swindon Town and Exeter got their season off the mark in their opening games with wins over Carlisle United and Cambridge United respectively.

And, despite Swindon having dropped down from League One last season, Tisdale does not anticipate a gulf in class but will give Town the respect they deserve as he looks to head back to Devon with all three points.

“I think they’ll be well aware of us, I don’t think they’ll take us lightly,” he told DevonLive.

“I don’t think we should under-value ourselves against them either.

“We’ll treat them with respect, as I am sure they will treat us with respect and then give each other a really good game.

“I really don’t think that either team will be on the back foot in terms of their expectations of the game.

“I’m certainly not just going to turn up and assume we’re going to get a result, we’ll have to earn it.

“It will be a very different game to the Cambridge game and we’ll need to do what we think is required to get the result.

“They have been up between League One and League Two a number of times over the last 10 years so they have experience in League Two in recent years too.

“They’re a very good team and it’s only just over a year ago that they were in the play-offs to get to the Championship.

“So they’re certainly a good football team and we’ll approach the game with that in mind, but we’re certainly not going to undervalue our chances.”

Meanwhile, former Swindon winger Lee Holmes will be part of the travelling squad heading to Wiltshire and he is not playing down the importance of the game so early in the season.

“We’re fired up for that game – there’s a lot on the line for it,” he said.

“I think every close opponent adds a little bit to the game, but we’ll be focused on bringing the three points back and making sure we’re at our best.”