Loan duo available for Gulls

Published Add your comment

Football News

Torquay boss Paul Buckle can call upon loanees Chris Zebroski and Michael Poke for his side's home game against Cheltenham.

The duo, on loan from Wycombe and Southampton respectively, would have missed the weekend FA Cup tie at Stockport, which was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Edgeley Park.

Zebroski is cup-tied having already appeared in the competition for Wycombe, while Southampton refused to allow Poke to feature.

Saturday's postponement means that Kieran Charnock remains suspended, so Buckle is likely to stick with Chris Robertson and Mark Ellis in the centre of defence.

Forward Marvin Williams is rated doubtful for the Gulls due to a knee injury.

Cheltenham manager John Schofield is expected to keep faith with the same starting XI that brushed aside Barnet 5-1.

The Robins signalled the end of a dismal 11-match winless run by coming from behind to secure a resounding triumph over the Bees last Tuesday.

The club's FA Cup first-round defeat, ironically at Torquay, meant they did not play on Saturday and have had a week to focus on finally getting one over on the Gulls.

Tuesday's trip to Plainmoor will be their third meeting already this season, with Paul Buckle's side also taking bragging rights in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

New loan signings David Pipe and Ashley Eastham will be on the bench as Schofield continues to bark the orders in the absence of Martin Allen.

Defenders Lee Ridley and Michael Townsend (both calf) are recovering well but neither will be involved, while substitute goalkeeper Barry Richardson serves the final game of his three-match suspension. Claus Jorgensen is currently training with the Robins but is not eligible to feature.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Chris Robertson
Claus Jorgensen
Bristol City
Barry Richardson
David Pipe
Chris Zebroski
Ashley Eastham
Michael Poke
Mark Ellis
Kieran Charnock
Lee Ridley
Cheltenham Town
Marvin Williams
League Two
FA Cup
Torquay United
Michael Townsend

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again