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Match Preview | Torquay United

The Bees travel to Torquay for the second time this week as they look to return to winning ways following a midweek loss to Notts County.


The Bees will be pushing hard to get back to winning ways, as 3 points could see them potentially move up to 4th in the league.


Torquay United will also be coming into the game desperate to leave with all 3 points. United find themselves situated 22nd in the league, and a win could prove crucial in their attempt to climb out of the relegation zone.


The two sides have met a total of 15 times, with Torquay winning 6 of those times and the Bees winning only 5. The two sides settled for a draw in the remaining 4 clashes.


Nickname: The Gulls/ Yellow Army

Founded: 1899

Ground: Plainmoor

Manager: Gary Johnson

Top Scorer: Aaron Jarvis (7)

League Position: 22nd


Recent Result: Torquay United 1 – 2 Barnet


One to watch: Aaron Jarvis


Jarvis is the Gull’s top scorer for the 22/23 football season, contributing towards 22% of the team’s total goal tally for the season.


The Basingstoke born striker has appeared in the starting 11 62% of all possible occasions, playing 63% of all possible minutes.


The Torquay number 9 has scored 15 goals in his professional career, with 7 of those coming this season from the centre-forward position.


Brennan’s defence will need to ensure that they do not lot their focus drop if they want to keep the talisman quiet.


In the dugout: Gary Johnson


Johnson’s career in football began at age 16 when he signed for Watford as an apprentice. After 2 years at Watford, upon turning 18, Johnson turned into a professional player. Johnson left Watford after turning 18 to play in Sweden for Malmo before playing part time for the Soham Town Rangers, Newmarket Town and Cambridge United.


Gary Johnson, who was born in Hammersmith, took his first managerial job in 1986 at Newmarket Town before managing the likes of Cambridge United, Bristol City and the Latvian National Team.


Throughout his 36 years as being a manager Johnson has collected many honours, including winning the National League with Cheltenham Town, securing the League Two title with Yeovil Town and even lifting the FA Trophy at the old Wembley Stadium.


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