Mark Kennedy has commended the City support which backed his side at St James Park and over the course of the season.
Nearly 300 Imps supported City in Devon and Kennedy has outlined the positive impact they have.
He said: “They’ve had an unbelievably long trip and it’s easy to leave straight after the match has finished because of the emotion in the game, but when you see them stay and applaud the group, it demonstrates such respect.
“The club is nothing without supporters. The backing they have given the club has been incredible and they’re really valued by us all.”
The defeat in Devon prevented City from reaching 11 games in an unbeaten run, but the Imps head coach is keen to reflect on the season as a whole rather than the recent 90 minutes.
He added: “I wouldn’t judge too much on Saturday's game because we felt very positively about the first 30 minutes but haven’t gone on to get a result.
“Instead, I reflect on the 35 games we’ve played in the league and how we’re 12th. I talk about processes and while we’re disappointed we’ve lost at Exeter, to be looking up the table with 11 games to go evidences we’re in a good place.
"From my standpoint as the head coach, I believe the club is in a very healthy place from a football perspective.”