Rotherham Utd vs Torquay Utd

Plainmoor, March 1, 7.45pm

EXPECTATIONS are high at Torquay – following last season’s struggle to re–acclimatise to the Football League.

They remain finely poised just outside the play off places with games in hand over their higher placed rivals.

The Gulls have lost fewer games than those sides around them and only Chesterfield have suffered fewer defeats on the road in the division.

Prior to Tuesday night, Torquay were unbeaten in four, only a late equaliser from Southend on Saturday denying them four straight wins.

Only four wins in the last 10 home games represents a vulnerability the Millers will be looking to exploit against a side still reeling from the loss of striker Elliot Benyon, who joined Swindon in January.

MANAGER

PAUL Buckle has been successful in his task of mastermind steady progression with the Gulls.

The 40-year-old took control with Torquay at rock bottom after their relegation out of the Football League.

But after an FA Trophy final appearance and an initial attempt at the Conference play offs, Buckle brought Torquay back to the Football League in 2009.

A former lower league journeyman midfielder, Buckle plied his trade with Colchester, Exeter and Brentford, among others.