The homegrown duo starred in the Grecians' 3-2 win over Accrington last Saturday with Nichols scoring twice on his first start of the campaign and Moore-Taylor standing in admirably for captain Danny Coles at centre-back.
And while they look likely to retain their places, Tisdale remains without Coles, who has undergone a knee operation, and midfielder Matt Oakley, who is targeting a February return from his ankle injury.
In Coles' absence Scot Bennett, one of seven City youth products in the squad against Stanley, will captain the side again as they look for their first home victory since early October.
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