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Torquay aiming for two out of two

Torquay United's players chatting to our sports correspondent, Matthias Kurth. Photo: ITV Westcountry

With just two games of the season remaining, Torquay United are already guaranteed a play-off place, but they still have a very realistic chance of automatic promotion.

The Gulls must better Crawley's results if they are to claim the third and final promotion spot. Crawley currently occupy third place, but United are just one point behind.

Martin Ling and his men are looking for two wins out of two, but it will be tough. Crewe are Saturday's visitors to Plainmoor, but they need a win to sneak into the play-offs and are unbeaten in fourteen games. The following week Torquay travel to Hereford, who are battling for their League survival.

Crawley are home to Hereford on Saturday, then visit Accrington Stanley on the final day of the season.

Torquay's players believe automatic promotion is still achievable, and are confident of going one better than last year when they narrowly lost in the play-off final to Stevenage.

Martin Ling, Torquay United manager. Credit: ITV Westcountry

We'll keep pushing until it's mathematically impossible not to go up. We want to be a League One side next year. We'll be disappointed if we don't. People can turn to us and say 'you've had a good season', but good isn't good enough at this moment in time.

Lee Mansell, Torquay United. Credit: ITV Westcountry

We know that two wins is going to be enough and that's what we need. We think Crawley are going to win one and maybe slip-up one, but we can only worry about ourselves.

Kevin Nicholson, Torquay United. Credit: ITV Westcountry

If we keep winning, it puts pressure on Crawley, but it's in our hands to do what we can do, which is to win the next two games.


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