• Sky Bet League Two
  • Date: Sat 29 December 2012
  • Kick-off: 15:00
  • Venue: The EBB Stadium at the Recreation Ground

Aldershot Town vs Torquay United

Form Guide - Sky Bet League Two

Aldershot Town

Torquay United

Head to Head
Aldershot 02-Oct-2012
Aldershot 06-Mar-2012
Torquay 16-Aug-2011
Torquay 08-Mar-2011
Aldershot 28-Sep-2010
Torquay 13-Apr-2010

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Herd sits out Torquay clash

Aldershot captain Ben Herd serves the final game of his three-match suspension as Torquay come to town.

The right-back missed last Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Northampton and the disappointing late 2-2 Boxing Day draw at home to Bristol Rovers following his red card against Rochdale.

But, after completing his ban against Torquay, he will be back in the fold for the trip to Barnet on New Year's Day.

Manager Dean Holdsworth, who welcomed back Peter Vincenti, Troy Brown and Anthony Tonkin against Rovers, is unlikely to have any new injury or suspension concerns to deal with for the Gulls test.

Olly Lancashire remains sidelined with his abdomen complaint, but fellow long-term absentee Craig Stanley is closing in on his return from a broken leg and is a couple of weeks off a comeback.

Torquay captain Lee Mansell is missing from his side's line-up.

The midfielder was replaced in the dying minutes of the 1-1 draw with Plymouth after suffering a gash to his knee.

Boss Martin Ling told the club's official website: "He has a hole in his knee that will need to be stitched. Saturday will be too early but there are no broken bones or internal damage."

It is another blow to Ling, who remains without Brian Saah as he completes his three-match ban following a straight red card against Bradford earlier this month.

Forward Ryan Jarvis is out for two months after suffering a fractured rib and a punctured lung in the draw with Northampton, while Ian Morris (Achilles) and Lloyd Macklin (broken metatarsal) remain sidelined.

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Sky Bet League Two table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Doncaster 39 30 78
2 Plymouth 39 19 75
3 Portsmouth 39 26 68
4 Stevenage 39 12 62
5 Blackpool 39 21 60
6 Luton 39 19 60
7 Exeter 39 16 59
8 Carlisle 39 -2 59
9 Mansfield 39 5 58
10 Colchester 39 4 57

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