Sturrock was thoroughly unimpressed by the Pilgrims display in the north west and says he is very close to knowing the team to face City at Ashton Gate.
"I have got to weigh up Pro Zone and all the match reports which will determine what I do on Tuesday," he told the club's official website.
"I'm very close to knowing the team now," he continued. "We worked very hard on certain things (on Monday morning)."
Cillian Sheridan will be hoping to have done enough to earn a starting spot after coming on at half-time against Blackpool but Sturrock is suffering something of a defensive crisis.
James Chester has returned to Manchester United with a long-term injury and Kari Arnason (hamstring), Chris Barker (calf) and Reda Johnson (calf) are still struggling.