Buckle confident in Gulls ability

05 August 2010 04:18
Torquay United boss Paul Buckle is confident the club can build on their impressive pre-season form as they embark on their League Two campaign.The Gulls beat Plymouth Argyle, Yeovil and Bristol City whilst preparing for the forthcoming season. [LNB]Buckle told BBC Devon: "We've played a lot of hard sides in pre-season, done very well and scored lots of goals. [LNB]"The boys that played last year have invaluable experience, so I'm sure we can cause teams problems this season." [LNB][LNB] [LNB][LNB] Torquay, who finished 17th on their return to league football last term, have introduced several new faces over the summer, the most recent being the return of Plainmoor old-boy Martin Gritton on loan from Chesterfield. [LNB]"I'm happy with the new additions," said Buckle. "Within the budget, we got the targets that we wanted. [LNB]"We've got a small squad, one that's really young and enthusiastic, but we've also got experienced heads at either end of the field." [LNB]And Buckle revealed he has a good idea of who will take the field for Saturday's opener at home against Northampton. [LNB]"There's probably one slot left if I'm honest," said Buckle. "There's three players fighting for that one position and that will depend on what system we go with. [LNB]"Anyone that's left out, it won't be because they haven't done it this pre-season, it'll be simply because we need to choose 11 tactically, and only 11 can start."

Source: BBC_Sport


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