Two goals from Ruairi Keating clinched three points for United against East Thurrock United on Saturday, and United are straight back into action against Oxford City at Marsh Lane on Tuesday night.
“It’ll be tough, two games on plastic now i believe, so that represents a different problem,” said TUFC head coach Gary Owers after the final whistle.” On our travels again, hopefully we can pick up some more points.
Owers will be hoping that George Essuman will recover from a sore groin to be a part of the match day squad. Andre Wright is still working his way towards a place in the squad after joining up late in pre-season.
“We’re trying to do a little extra work with him [Wright]. I think he’s not quite there yet, but the other side of that is I’m going to have to get him involved sooner or later otherwise there’s no other opportunity for him to play, and I want him involved.”
On loan goalkeeper Alex Bass looks unlikely to play a part on Tuesday night which means in-form ‘keeper Shaun MacDonald looks likely to keep his place.
“I’m anticipating that he comes back to training on Thursday but Shaun’s done very well and that’s something to look at when he’s available, but he’s not available at the moment and MacDonald’s had three very good games.
Will United be unchanged for the visit to Oxford. The Gaffer isn’t convinced his team is firing on all cylinders yet, which could prompt changes.
“I’ll just see, like I’ve said I’ve got a strong squad. It’s alright saying you want to involve other players but we have to do for the right reasons. You know, we’re not at our best at the minute but we’ve got three results and I can’t say there’s anything wrong in the defensive part of the team, we just need to sharpen up the attacking element.
Oxford City Vs Torquay United | 14/08/18 | 7:45pm KO
Adults £12, Concessions £6, Students £6, U16’s Free