TEAM NEWS: TORQUAY UNITED v CREWE ALEXANDRA

Torquay United football club crestTorquay United striker Taiwo Atieno is set to shrug off a back injury and feature in Martin Ling’s promotion chasing Gulls squad for today’s must-win League Two home game against Crewe Alexandra at Plainmoor (1500).

United head into their final home league game of the season a point behind third placed Crawley, who host Torquay’s last-day opponents, relegation haunted Hereford.

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TUESDAY NIGHT SW FOOTBALL ACTION

bath city striker lee phillips, image courtesy and copyright simon howeTonight’s regional football is headed up by Bath City’s must-win Blue Square Premier basement clash at home to relegation rivals Hayes & Yeading at Twerton Park (1945).

The Romans – who start the evening six points behind second from bottom Hayes with 14 matches remaining - are set to welcome back fit-again talismanic winger Scott Murray.

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TUESDAY FOOTBALL: YEOVIL TOWN & BRISTOL ROVERS

Gary Johnson kicks off his second spell as Yeovil Town manager with a tough League One test at fourth placed Sheffield United tonight (Bramall Lane, 1945) while Bristol Rovers visit Hereford in League Two.

Johnson's Glovers squad will include on-loan Tottenham Hotspur forward Jon Obika, 21, and new loan defender Ryan Dickson, from Southampton, but be without suspended Scottish striker Steve MacLean.

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RUBIES HOPE TO OUTSHINE STARS AT SPURS

Cheltenham Town FC logoOnly 20 years since they were playing Thatcham Town and Ton Pentre in the FA Cup - and less than 30 years since losing to Bideford and Minehead - Cheltenham Town will be running out to face Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in tomorrow's third round.
 
It will seem like dreamland for the 5,000-strong Ruby Army who will board 56 coaches at Cheltenham Racecourse tomorrow morning, hoping for an upset.

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BROAD BOOST FOR TRURO TROPHY REPLAY

Truro City’s squad is boosted by the return of midfielder Joe Broad for tonight’s FA Trophy third qualifying round replay against Gloucester City at Treyew Road (7.45).

Broad has completed a three-match suspension and returns to a City side who came back from 1-0 down to draw 1-1 at Whaddon Road on Saturday to force tonight’s replay.

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ALDRED IN AS GULLS CENTRE BACK-UP

torquay united football club logoTorquay United signed Colchester United central defender Tom Aldred on loan yesterday but Mark Ellis and Chris Robertson are set to start as the centre back pairing at Port Vale tonight (1945).

Bolton-born Aldred, 21, will act as centre back-up as Brian Saah (groin) is could be ruled out for between 4-6 weeks by injury sustained in the 3-1 Devon derby win over Plymouth Argyle at Plainmoor.

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