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Plainmoor (ATT 4,932) 8th September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R East

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Bhasera: Away on international duty

Bhasera: Away on international duty

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

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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1 Burton Albion 38 76
2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 38 57
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37