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

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Bhasera: Away on international duty

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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.

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