Gavin McCallum is certain to keep his place in Hereford`s XI for the visit of Torquay having grabbed a brace on his first start for over two months in midweek.

The midfielder, who was last included in John Trewick`s starting line-up for the FA Cup defeat to Colchester in late November, found the net either side of half-time to help secure a much-needed 2-0 win over Lincoln.

Youngster Tyler Weir and on-loan Paul Downing were both handed their Bulls debuts in defence, and Trewick may well opt to keep faith with the same side against a Gulls outfit two points below Hereford at the lower end of the table.

Ryan Valentine serves the second instalment of his two-match ban and fellow defender Richard Rose will undergo another fitness test as he again looks to shake off his knee injury.

Ryan Green (hernia) and Lee Morris (knee) will miss out but are due to return to training on Monday following lengthy absences, while the game also comes too soon for midfielder Jamie Tolley (shin).

Torquay are boosted by the availability of deadline day signing Lathaniel Rowe-Turner.

Rowe-Turner, 20, was signed too late to feature in Torquay's 1-1 draw at Crewe on Tuesday night, where they conceded a stoppage-time leveller.

However, the former Leicester defender is now ready to make his debut.

Kieran Charnock is fit for selection despite taking a knock against Alex, while fellow defender Guy Branston will be hoping to keep his place after making his debut on Tuesday night.

Chris Zebroski and Elliot Benyon are set to continue in attack as Scott Rendell continues his recovery from a broken arm.

Torquay have not won a league match since recording a 1-0 victory at home to Hereford on Saturday December 26.

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