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WOKING PREVIEW

Posted: Fri 13 Jan 2017
Author: Patrick Tinkler
Image by: Pinnacle

The Gulls take on the Cards for a fourth time this season.

United look to bounce back from a below par performance against Boreham Wood last time out against a Woking side that have proved a tough test for the Gulls so far this season.

The Cards have served up a National League win and an FA Cup victory over United so far this season and this will be the fourth time Kevin Nicholson takes on his opposite Gary Hill this season.

The games against Woking this season came in a patch when the Gulls struggled to see out matches in the second half.

“It’s a big game,” said player-manager Kevin Nicholson.

“We know enough about them now; I know they have been chopping and changing a bit but we know most of their personnel having played them three times already.

“Against any team if our boys go out and do what they’re good at, and stay away from thinking they are better than what they are then I think we’ll give anybody a game. It is totally up to us. It is our pitch. We let ourselves down last week and I expect a reaction this week.

“We’ve shown in the second half of both games against Forest Green when we have had a little wobble, and come back again. We’re fit, we’re strong and we’re capable. Saturday’s a big game and we’re at home and it is the next one we can affect.

Saturday will show whether the squad have taken on the challenge set by the Gaffer after last week’s show against Boreham Wood.

 “It’s been a good week [training] overall. There is still a lot of stuff that they need to get better at. My biggest question to all of them is that every footballer says they want it, but do they want it enough to change what they eat? To change how they live? To change what they do every day to make sure they are the best they can be? Do they come into training every day just because it is fun and they want to get through it and go home? Or do they come in with the specific goal to improve? That is the challenge and the question I have put to my lads. You’ll see on Saturday whether they have taken that on board."

On the injury front midfielders Luke Young and Damon Lathrope have continued their rapid recoveries and will enter contact training next week. Giancarlo Gallifuoco is recovering quickly too and will enter non-contact training next week.

Loan signings Jordan Lee will be available for selection after making his move from AFC Bournemouth that was completed today. David Fitzpatrick will be available too after the Club extended his loan for AFC Wimbledon for a final month. Although player-manager Kevin Nicholson tried to keep the winger until the end of the season, Fitzpatrick has decided that he would like to return to AFC Wimbledon and assess his first team chances after the month expires.

Torquay United Vs Woking FC, 3pm kick-off 14-01-17

Torquay United AFC

Plainmoor

Torquay

TQ1 3PS

BRISTOW'S BENCH

£19 (Adults)

£15 (Concessions - Over 65s & NUS Card Holders)

£7 (Under 18s)

FREE (under-7s with a full paying adult)

FAMILY STAND

£17 (Adults)

£14 (Concessions - Over 65s & NUS Card Holders)

£7 (Under 18s)

£40 (Family Ticket - 2 Adults & 2 U18s, must be purchased in advance of match day)

FREE (under-7s with a full paying adult)

POPSIDE

£15 (Adults)

£12 (Concessions - Over 65s & NUS Card Holders)

£7 (Under 18s)

FREE (under-7s with a full paying adult)