EXETER City have been struck by a sickness bug ahead of their League 2 opener at against Portsmouth at St James Park tomorrow (3pm).

Pat Baldwin, Danny Butterfield, Arron Davies and David Wheeler are all doubts, Scot Bennett and Liam Sercombe face fitness tests, while Jordan Moore-Taylor is out with a broken foot.

The situation is potentially so bad that boss Paul Tisdale has registered himself as a player in case numbers get too low.