Mark Ellis believes Torquay's defence has played a pivotal role in their recent run of good form.
The Gulls are unbeaten in their last six games in League Two, winning five and drawing one.
Martin Ling's side have conceded just once in that period and Ellis has praised the influence of his fellow defenders Brian Saah and Chris Robertson.
"It was hard when we couldn't put a win together for seven or eight games but it has suddenly clicked for us. We've kept a few clean sheets and we're winning games," he told Torquay's official website.
"It was difficult for me when I wasn't in the team but I've been playing alongside Robbo for a few years now, so we know each other very well.
"Brian Saah has also come in and done very well, and it's been great working with him."