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Plainmoor (ATT 2,438) 22nd September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Robinson

Torquay Torquay United vs Burton Albion Burton Alb

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R Howe (18)

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Burton Alb 1

C Zola (89)

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Last Updated: 21/09/12 12:51pm

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Howe: Faces late test for Gulls

Howe: Faces late test for Gulls

Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between Torquay and Burton Albion at Plainmoor.

Torquay boss Martin Ling is confident target man Rene Howe will be fit to start.

Howe, who scored his fourth goal of the season in Tuesday's 1-0 win at AFC Wimbledon, jarred his knee during the game and has not trained since.

Neither has Ian Morris (groin) but Ling is expecting both to be fit to face the free-scoring Brewers.

The United boss said: "Rene has a sore knee and as a precaution won't train, nor will Ian but that is an on-going thing and he is getting better all the time.

"We fully expect both of them to be ready for Saturday so that just leaves us with Damon Lathrope (knee) and Saul Halpin (ankle) unavailable out of the 24-man squad."

Burton will be without defender Marcus Holness.

Holness had to come off after 31 minutes of the 3-1 home win over York in midweek because of a hamstring problem and the centre-half is expected to be out for around a fortnight.

"We don't know yet the extent of any tear," said Albion boss Gary Rowett. "Marcus does recover quickly but I think the best we can hope for is that he will only be out for a week or two."

Rowett saw strikers Calvin Zola and Matt Paterson and winger Jacques Maghoma slow up with minor knocks at various points on Wednesday night but all three players are expected to be fit.

A decision on whether striker Billy Kee makes the trip to his former club will not be made until he has been checked by the club doctor after suffering a bout of sickness that forced him to miss the York game.

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1 Burton Albion 39 77
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 39 58
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