EXETER boss Matt Taylor believes there is more pressure on Wanderers than his own side at the UniBol tomorrow.

There is plenty on the line for both teams this weekend, Ian Evatt’s Whites knowing victory will secure an immediate return to League One after a roller-coaster campaign in the fourth tier.

The Grecians have ambitions of their own though, Taylor’s men ninth and just two points and two places outside the play-off places with two games to play.

Given the relative hopes at the beginning of the campaign however, Taylor believes it is the Whites who have more to lose.

“Let’s be honest, at the start of the season you’d look at the big teams and the power teams at our level and Bolton Wanderers are certainly one of those” said the Exeter boss, who guided the club to the League Two play-off final last season only to lose 4-0 to Northampton.

“They recruited strongly at the start of the season and they recruited really strongly in January and their form has changed from Christmas time onwards.

“Pressure’s an interesting word in football because it can mean so much and so little.

“The expectation is there for all to see in terms of Bolton trying to get out of this league at the first attempt but we’re still fighting and challenging towards the top end of the table and there’s expectations there from my point of view for this group of players to perform this weekend.”

Both sides share similar philosophies with Taylor, like Evatt, keen for his side to control possession whenever possible.

That determination to get the ball down and play will only add to what should be a great occasion, believes the Grecians boss.

“You’d hope it would be an entertaining game, two teams with everything to play for and two teams who play football in the right style and the right manner at our level,” Taylor said.

“What a great environment we’re going into in relation to the stadium and the pitch against a team who are challenging for the automatic positions.

“It’s a game to look forward to, to relish, to attack, and certainly come five o’clock we don’t want any regrets in terms of our own performance and the way we’ve approached the game.”

Defender Sam Stubbs, son of former Wanderer Alan, is a long-term absentee for Exeter. The former Wigan and Middlesbrough man arrived from Fleetwood in January with a pre-existing knee problem and will have to wait until next season to make his Grecians debut.

Listen to Ian Evatt thank Bolton Wanderers fans for their messages of support this week by clicking 'play' below.