Torquay v Plymouth preview

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Torquay and Plymouth Argyle at Plainmoor.

Last Updated: 07/09/12 at 14:32

Bhasera: Away on international duty

Bhasera: Away on international duty

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Teenage winger Niall Thompson should retain his place in Torquay's starting XI for the Devon derby against Plymouth.

The first-year professional has taken advantage of Lloyd Macklin's injury problems to make two first-team appearances so far, including a man-of-the-match performance in the win against Rochdale a fortnight ago.

And with Saturday likely to come too soon for Danny Stevens, Thompson is expected to make his third bow for the Gulls.

Fellow winger Stevens is yet to play this season after suffering a thigh strain in pre-season, but is hopeful of a place on the bench for the visit of Argyle.

Elsewhere, Aaron Downes is in line for a recall after serving a one-match suspension for his red card against Dale as Torquay go into the match with confidence.

Plymouth manager Carl Fletcher will be forced to change his line-up.

Onismor Bhasera is unavailable as he is on international duty with Zimbabwe, who play an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Angola on Sunday.

Bhasera has impressed on the left wing in Argyle's previous two matches, but Fletcher is trying to stay positive about his absence.

"Baz did really well last week," Fletcher told the club's official website. "He's someone who is finding a bit of form.

"So I am disappointed to have him out of the team, but it gives an opportunity for someone else to come in and do well."

Plymouth have no other fresh injury worries.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

League Two Fixtures

There are no fixtures at present.

Footer 365

QPR's Rio Ferdinand is astounded by reaction to his wife's death

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand has been astounded by the levels of support he received following the death of his wife.

Raheem Sterling would interest Manchester City – Sky sources

Manchester City would be interested in signing Raheem Sterling if he were to become available, according to Sky sources.

Alan Pardew not sure Crystal Palace can match fine season in 2015-16

Alan Pardew says it is going to be difficult to repeat Crystal Palace's sensational second half of the season when the 2015-16 campaign starts.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company