Torquay manager Paul Buckle is set to name an unchanged side for the match against play-off rivals Southend at Plainmoor.

Buckle`s side are flying at present and notched up their third league win in a row on Tuesday, beating Burton 1-0.

Left-back Kevin Nicholson made his return as a substitute after illness against the Brewers but is unlikely to replace Lathanial Rowe-Turner, who has impressed when filling in recently.

On-loan Northampton winger Ryan Gilligan will again be used from the bench after fulfilling that role in the last two matches.

Striker Chris Zebroski will continue to play in an unfamiliar wide position as Jake Robinson and Billy Kee continue to play up front.

Zebroski netted in the reverse fixture when the Shrimpers ran out 2-1 winners at Roots Hall.

Southend boss Paul Sturrock has doubts over four players ahead of the meeting.

Defender Bilel Mohsni remains out for six to eight weeks with an ankle injury but Sturrock revealed he is also waiting on an unnamed quartet who picked up knocks in the midweek win over Wycombe.

He said: "We have a number of injury concerns and it's far from ideal.

"I don't want to say who has knocks but at least four players will be having late fitness checks. We may well have to get people in on loan and I have been looking high and low to see who is available."

Striker Harry Crawford is one definite doubt after he picked up an ankle injury against Wycombe.

Midfielder Kane Ferdinand - cousin of England captain Rio - will continue after scoring his first career goal in midweek.

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