Gary Owers is eager to look forward and not back as United face Sutton United at Plainmoor on Tuesday night (kick-off 7:45pm).
Satuday’s result left United 8 points from safety with twelve games to go. United face Sutton on Tuesday, then there is a break in the schedule because of our rearranged match against Leyton Orient who are still in the FA Trophy. The match will now take place on Tuesday, March 13.
In the meantime United have to put together a string of results to keep the team in touch with safety.
“Saturday’s gone and we haven’t got time to dwell on it,” said Owers after training this morning.
“It is all about what we do against Sutton. When we played them away we went into the game in similar circumstances needing a result, and we need a result tomorrow evening.
“We seem to do well in mid-week games for some reason. If we can win the game and make it three wins out of four then we’ll be somewhere back on track. That will give us a break and we can look forward to a home game in a couple of weeks.
“The lads are disappointed; we’ve had a quick chat this morning. That [performance] was as disappointing, or has disappointed as I’ve been. We were never really in the game at any stage. We can’t look back, we have to look forward and win as many games as possible, starting with Sutton.”
The Yellow Army showed their support for the team on Saturday. We’ll be needing something similar on Tuesday night when the team takes on 5th place Sutton United.
“In fairness on Saturday, they stayed behind the lads. There wasn’t any negativity, I didn’t feel. Hopefully there will be a good atmosphere as there usually is for a mid-week game.”
United didn’t pick up any new injury concerns after Saturday’s match. Josh Gowling is still out after coming off against Maidenhead United. Ryan Higgins is absent from the Club for personal reasons. Elliott Romain is once again eligible to play for United after Saturday’s match against is parent club, Dagenham & Redbridge.
Sutton United have drawn their last two games. A 1-1 draw against Barrow and another point against Wrexham has stalled their automatic promotion push. Before that they beat Gateshead (2-0), Dagenham & Redbridge (2-1), and Dover (1-0).They are five points behind leaders Macclesfield Town.
Tommy Wright is Sutton’s leading scorer this season with 11 National League goals so far. Ross Lafayette and Craig Dundas have weighed in with 4 goals and 7 goals respectively.
Torquay United Vs Sutton United | 20/02/18 | 7:45pm Kick-Off
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