Knill covering for mate Ling

Alan Knill insists he is only a stand-in manager at Torquay having been unveiled as the Gulls' new interim boss this week.

Last Updated: 22/02/13 at 12:40

Alan Knill: Hoping Martin Ling makes a speedy recovery

Alan Knill: Hoping Martin Ling makes a speedy recovery

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The former Bury boss has returned to management after a spell at Scunthorpe to take charge off the League Two strugglers until the end of the season in the absence of sick manager Martin Ling.

"I obviously hope Martin gets well really quickly and returns to work because he is a friend of mine and someone I know," he said.

"The main thing for him, and for me, is for him to be well. In the meantime, I'm trying to look after his team until he is.

"I am here on a short-term basis, I am looking after it until Martin is well.

"Martin is the manager of the football club and I'm here to look after it. That was the agreement we had and that's how it will stay."

The 1-0 defeat at Aldershot on Tuesday night was the fifth successive defeat for Torquay who are now just five points clear of the relegation zone, but with 14 games to go Knill is not panicking.

"Everyone is talking doom and gloom here and there are clubs in a far worse positions," he said.

"That is a big thing to get over to everyone, throughout the season, everybody goes on a poor run and it just happens to be ours at the moment.

"We all know that football quickly changes and that one win, or just something that sparks a change, helps everybody and it can quickly turn around."

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