Early Team News

Last updated : 29 January 2007 By Editor


Ward doubt for Mansfield trip

Leading scorer Jamie Ward is Torquay's main injury concern ahead of the rearranged League Two trip to Mansfield on Tuesday evening.

Ward suffered a recurrence of a niggling knee injury after volleying the fourth-minute opener in the Gulls' 4-1 home win over relegation rivals Grimsby on Friday.

Lee Thorpe's hat-trick ended a 19-match club-record sequence without a league win. Ward's first-half replacement was Jamal Easter, the on-loan Cardiff striker, and he could start.

Fellow loanees Kevin Miller and Mark Robinson made their debuts against the Mariners and are expected to keep their places.

Kevin Hill (tonsilitis) faces a late fitness test.