THE Gulls welcome Rochdale to Plainmoor on Tuesday night and victory is quite simply essential if we are to stay in the race for survival.
A brave battling display in the 1-0 loss to Fleetwood on Saturday was a cruel blow but our failure to convert chances once again came back to haunt.
Manager Chris Hargreaves has called for a hero to step forward from the pack and score the goals that will give us hope.
‘’We can still do it,’’ said Chris. ‘’The players know what is ahead and I believe they can do it. They buy into that and we have another game on Tuesday.
‘’We know what can happen in football and we deserved more on Saturday, but it’s gone. We plan for Rochdale, see what they’ve been like in the last few games and apply ourselves against them.
‘’We’re looking for someone to grab it around the neck and do it, someone to pin the centre-half, turn and put it in the bottom corner, as they do in training. We’re looking for someone to be the leader and be the hero. We’re looking for discipline and to do the right things for 90 minutes.
‘’I cannot fault the players for their work-rate and effort. They are trying their best. I wasn’t under any illusions when I took the job and I’m certainly not now.
‘’There are still 12 games to go and I will keep believing to the end. The only thing missing on Saturday was a goal and we had several chances. Amongst the pressure the players are under, they didn’t score and if you don’t score, you’re always vulnerable.’’