Rotherham Utd vs Torquay

Don Valley Stadium, May 7, 3pm

TORQUAY’S steady rise back to footballing prominance could be set for a major surge forward, should they complete the job of sealing a play–off place against the Millers.

Four straight draws mean should the Gulls finish in the top seven, they will have done so with a whimper, rather than the emphatic manner often needed to carry a side through the play offs.

However, Torquay have not been beaten in the last 11 matches so potential opponents will not fancy the trip to the south coast.

But this season will be seen as successful regardless, for a club with relatively modest expectations for the campaign.


PAUL Buckle has been successful in his task of masterminding steady progression with the Gulls. The 40-year-old former lower league journeyman midfielder 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 up in 2009 and looks set to go close to promotion glory this season.