League Two

February 9, 2013

Full-time

Torquay United

0 - 1

Fleetwood Town

League Two

15:00 +00:00, February 9, 2013

Plainmoor Ground, England

Referee: P Gibbs

Taylor continues in Ling's absence

Team Stat Comparison

Torquay United Fleetwood Town
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 19 13
Points 53 60
Goal Difference -7 -2
Goals for * 1.7 1.2
Goals against * 1.7 1.1
Last 5 D-W-W-L-L L-L-L-L-D
Last 5 home D-W-L-W-W L-L-D-W-D
Last 5 away W-L-L-D-D L-L-D-L-L
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Torquay United | Fleetwood Town

Competition Stats

Torquay United Fleetwood Town
Goals Rene Howe 15 Jon Parkin 10
Assists Kevin Nicholson 9 David Ball 7
Yellows Rene Howe 15 Junior Brown 8
Reds Aaron Downes 2 Jamie McGuire 1
Squads: Torquay United | Fleetwood Town

Next Matches

Torquay United Fleetwood Town
4/26 A: Mansfield Town 4/26 H: Southend United
5/3 H: Wycombe Wanderers 5/3 A: Chesterfield

Torquay welcome Fleetwood without manager Martin Ling as the Gulls boss continues to recover from illness.

The club confirmed that assistant boss Shaun Taylor will continue to manage the side in the absence of Ling having taken charge for the last two games.

And Taylor will be without top scorer Rene Howe as he begins a two-match ban for his 10th yellow card of the season on Saturday.

The 14-goal striker could be replaced by Ashley Yeoman in the starting line-up but the club are also actively looking to sign another forward before the match.

Right-back Joe Oastler will undergo a fitness test after limping off at Cheltenham with a recurring ankle problem.

Meanwhile, midfielder Ian Morris may be as close to a month away from a return to action after a speedy recovery from a ruptured Achilles tendon 19 weeks ago.

Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander expects to select from an unchanged matchday 18.

Gareth Evans made way for Ryan Crowther at half-time during last weekend's 2-2 draw with Bradford but the winger has shaken off the knock that hindered him and is fit to feature.

Veteran striker Jon Parkin came off the bench to earn the Cod Army a point with a second-half penalty and is pushing for a start following his second scoring contribution from the bench in as many games.

Former Preston midfielder Barry Nicholson missed out against the Bantams following more problems with a persistent back complaint and will be assessed having received treatment throughout the week.

Centre-back Youl Mawene (foot) continues is rehabilitation but is not ready for first-team action.