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Team News: Torquay United v Pools

26 October 2017

Carl Magnay Mark Fletcher (Shutter Press)
Club Captain Carl Magnay

We take a look at the latest from both camps ahead of Saturday’s game at Plainmoor.

Craig Harrison will be without Devante Rodney for the trip to Torquay United as the front man sits the game out through suspension after picking up his fifth booking of the season on Tuesday night.

Carl Magnay is also a doubt after the Pools boss revealed that the skipper has a hernia which forced his substitution during the second half of the draw with Tranmere Rovers.

Jake Cassidy is making good progress but is still sidelined with a stress fracture in his foot, while Ryan Donaldson is definitely missing after undergoing ankle surgery.

Conor Newton (ankle) and Keith Watson (knee) will also both be missing, as will young defender Aaron Cunningham who has had an operation on his ankle.

Torquay Head Coach Gary Owers has altered the team’s shape in recent games and got his rewards in midweek when the Gulls secured their first away win of the season, beating Ebbsfleet United 1-0.

Owers has welcomed Sam Chaney and Yan Klukowski back in to training after long-term injuries but it is likely the duo will need more match fitness before they are considered for First Team action.

Jamie Reid has turned his loan move from Exeter City in to a permanent deal at Plainmoor and celebrated with the winner at Ebbsfleet so he is likely to start in attack again this weekend.

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