United head to Lancashire today for a trip to play one of the National League new boys, AFC Fylde.
The Coasters were champions of the National League North last season, and have reached the second round of the Emirates FA Cup in recent weeks.
Fylde sit in 18th place in the National League table with two wins, two defeats, and a draw from their last five games. Their top goal scorer is Danny Rowe, who has notched eight goals so far this season. Last time out in the National League, they lost 2-1 away to Aldershot Town at the EBB stadium.
There has been plenty made of United’s need to find their scoring touch if they are to secure the wins to climb the National League table. Torquay United head coach Gary Owers still believes that United will find the scoring touch if they keep putting in committed performaces.
“It is what happens on the day,” said Owers. “I am a firm believer that if we keep making the amount of chances that we are, then something has to change.”
United have a near-fully fit quad to choose from but Yan Klukowski, Myles Anderson, and Sam Chaney have all left the Club on loan within the last week. Rhys Murphy is back in contention for a place in the match day squad after recovering from an ankle injury. Jon-Paul Pittman is available for selection after returning to full training. Jake Gosling has joined light training as he continues his recovery from a fractured leg.
AFC Fylde striker Danny Rowe is someone more than capable of causing United problems on the day, according to the Gaffer.
“I have looked at his clips,” said Owers. “He has lots and lots of shots every game and he scores lots of goals. I’ll be highlighting him to our players. I have sent around a little video of how he plays to all of the players. Maybe he is someone our players should look at when he gets on the ball and his appetite and how hard he works to try and get a shot off. That;s why he’s scoring the amount of goals that he does.”
With three fixtures coming in quick succession, the Gaffer is eager to emphasize to his players that there are plenty of points to play, and the situation can change rapidly.
“I say to the lads – you could be out of it [relegation zone] in a week. That’s how quickly it could change for us.”
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AFC Fylde Vs Torquay United | 18/11/17 | Kick-Off 3pm
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