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Sturrock out to end Torquay run

15 November 2012

Manager Paul Sturrock sees no reason why his side can’t end Torquay United’s home run on Saturday.

The Gulls are yet to lose at their Plainmoor ground in League Two this campaign.

But having already come away with three points at some difficult locations this season, Sturrock believes his side could be the team that brings that sequence to a halt.

“We were told Cheltenham have a fantastic home record and we went to Rotherham and won also,” Sturrock told the official website.

“So we have to take some confidence into this game. We are a hard team to break down who seems to score a lot of goals away from home.

“We’re playing well at the moment but we are going to an unbeaten team at home. A solid performance and a dirty win would do me fine.”

Blues are currently undefeated in their last four matches following last Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Port Vale.

And the Scotsman is pleased with the way his team have been playing since the arrival of Marc Laird and Tamika Mkandawire on loan.

“The last three or four games we have come to the show,” he said. 

“It wouldn’t take a rocket scientist to work out we have got two central midfielders in and our shape has come back. 

“I am pleased, but we have two difficult away games now.

“Saying that we have got to take confidence out of our own performance with 28 goal attempts last Saturday. 

“I think we had 7 or 8 per cent more possession as well which was a bonus against a very good Port Vale side.”

Sturrock should have a fully fit squad to select from with only Neil Harris (knee) unavailable despite one or two players potentially require late fitness checks.

“We have picked up a couple of knocks from the behind closed doors game this week and a few starters from Saturday will require fitness tests,” Paul confirmed.

“But I am hopeful they will all be OK and we will have as strong a squad as last week to select from.”

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