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Plainmoor (ATT 2,618) 1st January 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: O Langford

Torquay Torquay United vs AFC Wimbledon AFC W'don

Torquay 2

L Mansell (9)
R Howe (90)

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AFC W'don 3

P McCallum (5)
M Mitchel-King (33)
S Long (pen 90+4)

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Last Updated: 31/12/12 10:21am

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Mansell: Rated doubtful

Mansell: Rated doubtful

Team news ahead of the New Year's Day clash between Torquay and AFC Wimbledon at Plainmoor.

Torquay captain Lee Mansell looks likely to miss Tuesday's League Two tie.

The 30-year-old midfielder sustained a severely cut knee, which required three stitches, in the Boxing Day draw with Plymouth and has 'a fighting chance' of being fit according to manager Martin Ling.

The postponement of their clash at Aldershot means they are still without defender 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 and Ling knows he is short of numbers in the attacking third.

"I've stated before that we need a striker," Ling told their official website. "We are looking to fetch in a bigger type of player when January arrives."

AFC Wimbledon are without the suspended William Antwi for the trip to Torquay.

The defender picked up a fifth booking of the campaign during the 3-0 home reverse against Oxford at the weekend and serves a one-match ban.

Fellow defender Yado Mambo has returned to Charlton following the end of his loan spell to leave Neal Ardley with a defensive dilemma.

But he is boosted by the return of Jim Fenlon to the backline following his suspension and he has Pim Balkestein and Mat Mitchell-King ready to come into the starting XI if required.

Ardley hopes to have forward trio Luke Moore (illness), Charlie Strutton (knee) and Byron Harrison (back) available for the trip after they all missed the Oxford trip.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 10 22
2 Wycombe Wanderers 10 21
3 Bury 10 20
4 Southend United 10 20
5 Northampton Town 10 17
6 Morecambe 10 16
7 Shrewsbury Town 10 15
8 Portsmouth 10 15
9 Cheltenham Town 10 15
10 Luton Town 10 15
11 Mansfield Town 10 15
12 AFC Wimbledon 10 14
13 Stevenage 10 14
14 Plymouth Argyle 10 13
15 Newport County AFC 10 13
16 Accrington Stanley 10 13
17 Exeter City 10 12
18 Cambridge United 10 11
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 10 11
20 Tranmere Rovers 10 9
21 York City 10 9
22 Hartlepool United 10 8
23 Oxford United 10 7
24 Carlisle United 10 6