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Plainmoor 22nd December 2012 - Kick off 15:00

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Jarvis: Sidelined for two months

Jarvis: Sidelined for two months

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

Torquay boss Martin Ling has a number of options as he looks to replace Ryan Jarvis.

The 26-year-old former Norwich man is sidelined with a fractured rib and punctured lung sustained in their 1-1 draw with Northampton and looks set to miss the next two months.

Ling, who began his playing career with the Grecians, could give Billy Bodin the nod if he shakes off an ankle injury or play Nathan Craig behind targetman Rene Howe while Ashley Yeoman comes into contention.

Torquay remain without Ian Morris (Achilles) and Lloyd Macklin (broken metatarsal) while centre-back Brian Saah will miss out through suspension for his straight red card at Bradford.

The Gulls boss also announced this week that he will not be offering a contract to attacker Eric Odhiambo. The former Leicester and Inverness man spent a two-week trial with the Gulls.

Torquay welcome their Devon rivals having lost just once at home all season but only Gillingham have a better away record than the Grecians who have won 22 points on their travels.

Exeter midfielder Tommy Doherty is a doubt for their Devon derby due to a hamstring injury.

The Northern Ireland international is described as 'touch and go' for the short trip to Plainmoor, having not featured since the 1-0 defeat to Rotherham in November.

Matt Oakley will hope to travel despite being withdrawn against Plymouth last weekend through injury, with Jimmy Keohane set to deputise if the former Southampton man is not passed fit.

And assistant manager Rob Edwards, who played a crucial role in a memorable play-off semi-final victory the last time City travelled to Plainmoor in 2009, is confident that a number of the Exeter players will shrug off knocks to feature.

"They're a fantastic group - they all want to play," he said. "And they realise that you need to play with a couple of bumps and bruises.

They're all willing to do it for the club and for the manager.

"No doubt if anyone's got a chance of playing on Saturday, they'll play. It won't be that they're precious or anything."

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 43 77
2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 43 71
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 Portsmouth 43 54
15 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
16 Cheltenham Town 43 52
17 Accrington Stanley 43 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 43 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 43 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39