United look to seal another three points on Saturday in the first of three games at Plainmoor in a row.
The first two come in quick succession, against Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday and Sutton United on Tuesday.
TUFC head coach Gary Owers is under no allusions that there will be any easy games between now and the end of the season. There is no let-off for his squad as United look to extend their winning run and even though Dagenham have lost four matches in a row, they still represent a huge challenge according for the Gaffer.
“On any day any team can perform in this league, we’ve seen that. If you go into the game with that approach then the only thing that will happen is that you’ll lose.”
Owers has spoken of his respect for Dagenham manager John Still before the match.
“John Still is a great guy, I’ve got a lot of respect for him. He’s a great manager and I wouldn’t expect anything other than a tough game against any of his sides.”
Gary Owers has boosted his defensive options with the signing of central defender, Jakub Sokolik. He goes straight into consideration for Saturday’s game after injury ruled out fellow defender, Josh Gowling. Elliott Romain will not be eligible to play against his parent club Dagenham on Saturday. Ryan Higgins is absent from the Club due to personal matters. Apart from Gowling, head coach Gary Owers has a fully-fit squad to pick from as goalkeeper Ryan Clarke returned to training this week.
United’s support away to Maidenhead was fantastic, and the team will need more of the same on Saturday. Seven points from nine game has given the Yellow Army hope.
“We haven’t done anything; we’re still in a really tough position, but, I want people to believe we’ll get out of it. You get momentum, you get belief, and you grow in confidence. In three games if we come out with a minimum of five or six points then we’re well in there.
The Gaffer is well aware that the picture can change very quickly in a relegation fight.
“Ten days or two weeks and the whole thing can change – it’s madness. If we get to a point where with ten games to go and the gap is within three points then you’ve really got a good chance then, but we’re not at that stage yet.”
The team really need your support on Saturday so get along to Plainmoor and make some noise!
Torquay United Vs Dagenham & Redbridge | 17/02/18 | 3pm Kick-Off
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You can join us in the Gulls Nest bar from midday for a pre-match drink. We’ll be showing the 12:30pm kick-off FA Cup match between Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City.
Access to the Gulls Nest is possible through a Family Stand/Bristows Bench turnstile.