11:29 AM November 23, 2021
Torquay United are waiting on the fitness of attacking midfielder Connor Lemonheigh-Evans and defender Harry Perritt forward of Tuesday night time’s National League recreation in opposition to Aldershot Town on the Recreation Ground.
Lemonheigh-Evans has missed the final two video games by way of a mix of damage and household causes, whereas Accrington Stanley loanee Perritt needed to be withdrawn at half-time in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat Barnet as a result of he was feeling unwell.
The Gulls are nonetheless with out Danny Wright and Asa Hall, each again in coaching now however regaining match fitness, and Chiori Johnson (hamstring), however everybody else is considered accessible to supervisor Gary Johnson. The loss at Barnet after an improved run has pulled everybody at United, sixteenth however nonetheless ‘solely’ eight factors off the Play-Offs, up quick. They badly want a lead to Hampshire, with Johnson commenting: “We’re nonetheless seeing some surprising outcomes throughout the division each week, and I hold saying that for those who’re not on your recreation, like we weren’t at Barnet, you’ll get beat.
“There’s going to be quite a lot of shut video games. “We’ve acquired to try to keep in contact, and get the hole to the Play-Off groups right down to 5 – 6 factors over the subsequent few weeks.
“We weren’t on a nasty run of type till Saturday, so we have to now win an additional recreation, for those who like, to catch up a bit.” The Gulls will hope to have a extra easy journey this time – the closure of the M4 took them on a time-consuming detour previous Wembley Stadium and a late arrival at The Hive on the weekend, though Johnson emphatically declined to make use of that as an element within the crew’s gradual begin. Only Dover Athletic’s 12-point deduction stored Aldershot off the underside of the desk after a torrid begin which noticed them lose their first 5 video games and former supervisor Danny Searle changed by ex-Weymouth and Southend boss Mark Molesley.
The Shots have nonetheless suffered 12 defeats in 16 league and cup fixtures this season. But they do go into this match after a shock 2-1 house win over promotion-chasing Grimsby Town final day out, regardless that that represented their first factors in eight house video games. Their main scorer is former AFC Wimbledon striker Corie Andrews with 5 targets, and Molesley might go together with him, Academy graduate Tommy Willard and skilled Alfie Whittingham up entrance.