United head into Saturday’s National League clash with some fresh faces to tackle an injury list that has grown over the last week.
United could be without a clutch of first team players for the visit of Chester FC, but the squad has been boosted by defender Chinua Cole joining on non-contract terms, George Dowling joining on a one-month loan deal, and goalkeeper Vincent Dorel signing on Friday. Norwich City defender Michee Efete has also signed but won’t be available for Saturday’s match.
“On the injury front it is probably the worst we have had over the last few years,” said Robbie Herrera. Click here for more on this story.
“We’ve got quite a few influential bodies there that when they are fit, and they come back into the squad, will make a huge difference.
Herrera will be wanting his side to stem the tide of goals that United have conceded so far this season. Small lapses have meant big consequences for the team so far. United have been working hard on the training ground to try and put it right.
“It is something we have worked on all last week. Unfortunately it didn’t work on Monday. Whether that is a lack of concentration. People just not getting tight enough. Not getting in covering positions, making wrong decisions. They all come into play.”
“When you’re down there, people say you have to make your own luck, but at times when you’re down there it does go against you. You’ve got to get through that tough period. You’ve got to work harder. Ultimately it comes down to people’s decision making on and off the ball. If we can get that right, and it is something we have been working on, then I’m sure we’ll be ok.
Chester sit in 20th place in the national League and head into this match looking for only their second win of the season.
Much like United, the Blues have had a difficult August and they started the season off with a 1-1 draw against newcomers, AFC Fylde. Chester’s Lucas Dawson cancelled out a strike from Fylde’s Jack Muldoon.
A 2-0 defeat to Macclesfield Town leads the Blues into today’s match, and both sides will be desperate to put August behind them. Goals from Mitch Hancox and former Gull Tyrone Marsh was enough to claim all three points for the Silkmen.
“It is another game where we feel we can get a result. We obviously look at what happened at Exeter last season. We’ll continue to work hard and try to turn it around,” added Robbie.
Torquay United Vs Chester FC | 02/09/17 | 3pm Kick-Off
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