Stars are staying - Tisdale

Tisdale: To hold on to players

Exeter manager Paul Tisdale is confident he can hold onto his star players during the January transfer window.

Tisdale believes that players such as Liam Sercombe, James Dunne, Scott Golbourne and Daniel Nardiello will remain with the Grecians because other clubs will not be able to afford them.

"I wouldn't be surprised if there was interest, in fact I am sure there is," he told the Western Morning News. "But for a club to be in a position to make an offer there has to be a number of things right.

"The manager has to be at a club where he has been given some money and he feels secure in his future. The club has to have the money to do it and the club has to really need that type of player."

Tisdale did admit that he would not stand in the way if Exeter were to agree deals with bigger clubs.

He added: "I just hope that the players are doing well for Exeter and move on to bigger things one day. We are part of that development. I want my players doing well for Exeter and to move on to bigger things one day."