Exeter manager Paul Tisdale felt nerves got the better of them in their 1-0 loss to Northampton.
Northampton closed the gap on Exeter to just three points at the bottom of League Two courtesy of a 1-0 win at St James Park.
James Hanks is likely to miss the rest of this season after suffering a neck injury during Exeter's LV=Cup semi-final victory over Bath on Sunday.
Team news for Tuesday's League Two clash between Exeter City and Northampton Town at St James' Park.
Rob Baxter has told his Exeter players to enjoy the build-up to the biggest match in the club's history, an LV= Cup final against Northampton.
Exeter secured a place in the LV= Cup final at their own Sandy Park ground after beating Bath 22-19 on Sunday.
Paul Tisdale was pleased with the performance of Exeter as they rescued a 2-2 draw with an injury-time equaliser against Dagenham.
Guy Mercer will make his first start for Bath since October on Sunday when they welcome Exeter in the LV= Cup semi-final.