Last Updated: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 22:14
Torquay have been dealt an injury blow with defender Aaron Downes ruled out for three weeks with a hamstring injury.
The 27-year-old Australian, who has played 35 times for the Gulls this season, had to come off just 24 minutes into the defeat to Port Vale at Plainmoor on Saturday.
Reading loanee Angus McDonald replaced the former Chesterfield man against Micky Adams' men and the youngster is likely to deputise again.
Interim manager Alan Knill started with two strikers against Vale and is likely to give top scorer Rene Howe and Southend loanee Elliot Benyon the chance to develop their partnership again.
Torquay, who have lost their last six games, are now just four points clear of the npower League Two relegation zone.
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