BUCKLE HOPING FOR HOME CHEER

torquay united football club crestTorquay United manager Paul Buckle is hoping for home cheer for the first leg of the Gulls' League Two play-off semi-final against Shrewsbury Town tomorrow at Plainmoor (1745).

Gulls boss Buckle - who has led the yellows to three end of season play offs in his four seasons at the South Devon club - selects from a full squad, and is able to include on-loan Shrewsbury forward Jake Robinson, who scored twice against his parent club in United's best-of-the-season 5-0 home win over Town in March.

The win was the springboard for an 11-match unbeaten run, which has enabled the Gulls to storm into the top seven.

The run included a 2-1 win at second placed Bury and a 0-0 draw with promoted champions Chesterfield last time out at packed Plainmoor.

Buckle is now looking for his side to bounce back from last Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Rotherham United, which ended the yellows' unbeaten run.

The United manager said: "Shrewsbury will be favourites but they won’t be looking forward to coming to Plainmoor.

"We’ve been reminding the players of the game we won 5-0 here.

"Our supporters were electric and, on the day, Shrewsbury couldn’t handle the noise and the tempo we played at.

"We will try to emulate that and recreate that, and I’ll ask all the Torquay fans to come out in their numbers, get right behind the team and make us much noise as possible because it worked last time."

 

 

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