Exeter manager Paul Tisdale could recall Matt Taylor to his squad to face Notts County.

Club captain Taylor has made a return to training after recovering from a back injury which has seen him sidelined since the first week of the season and is in contention to face Paul Ince's men.

David Noble failed a fitness test before the 2-1 win over Plymouth in midweek and is a doubt, while striker John O'Flynn missed out with a torn thigh muscle.

Daniel Nardiello has now fully recovered from a back injury despite having four injections last week to ease the pain and staked his claim for a return to the starting line-up with a last-minute winner over Devon rivals Plymouth.

Captain John Thompson comes back into the reckoning for Notts County.

The defender served a one-match suspension as Paul Ince recorded his first win as Magpies manager against Gateshead in the FA Cup first round.

Neal Bishop has trained all week after a knee problem meant the midfielder was only fit enough for a place on the bench in the cup.

He also played and scored in a reserve-team outing this week and there is a strong possibility he could return to the starting line-up.

Craig Westcarr continues to nurse a hamstring injury and remains a doubt, while fellow forward Ben Burgess is still sidelined by a calf complaint.

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