Torquay manager Paul Buckle has injury and suspension problems for the visit of struggling Barnet.

Lloyd Macklin serves the second game of a three-match ban and is unavailable and Chris Zebrowski is also ruled out through suspension after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in the FA Cup win over Mansfield.

On-loan QPR winger Romone Rose is doubtful after he was stretchered off at Field Mill with an ankle injury and Guy Branston is struggling with a calf injury.

Kieran Charnock and Chris Robertson are likely to keep their places in defence.

Joe Oastler has extended his loan spell at Plainmoor by another two months from QPR after some impressive performances in the Gulls midfield but will operate as a make-shift right-back if Danny Senda is still sidelined with a hamstring problem.

Barnet skipper Glen Southam is out of the trip.

The midfielder is suspended after collecting his fifth yellow card of the season against Charlton in the FA Cup last week so Rossi Jarvis could be in line for a rare start.

Boss Mark Stimson is otherwise expected to stick with the side which held the League One Addicks to a goalless draw.

The Bees remain without defenders Daniel Leach (ankle) and Darren Dennehy (foot), who are still on crutches, and strikers Danny Kelly (ankle) and Izale McLeod.

Former England Under-21 international McLeod has yet to play for Barnet since he joined in September as he continues his recovery from a knee operation, but he has been pencilled in to start training next week.

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