Captain Lee Mansell believes Torquay paid the price for their home form and lack of goals after relegation back to the Conference.
Alan Knill praised Lee Mansell after Torquay's longest-serving player inspired their victory over relegation rivals Barnet.
Lee Mansell expressed his frustration at the postponement of Torquay's JPT clash against Yeovil but says it was for the best.
Skipper Lee Mansell is confident Torquay can bring in high-calibre talent to replace recent departures.
Four Torquay players have been included in the PFA League Two Team of the Year.
Promoted Swindon had two of their side named in the League Two PFA Team of the Year.
Torquay manager Martin Ling has been named League Two manager of the month for March, while captain Lee Mansell has been named top player.
Manager John Still remains confident despite Dagenham extending their winless streak to six games after a 1-0 defeat to Torquay.
Victorious Torquay boss Martin Ling admitted his side had to grind out a 1-0 victory over struggling Dagenham at Plainmoor on Tuesday.
Kevin Nicholson and Lee Mansell have agreed new contracts at Torquay after making almost 500 appearances for the club together.
It is understood Kevin Nicholson and Lee Mansell will put pen to paper on new deals at Torquay this week.
Torquay are targeting contract extensions for three extra players after Eunan O'Kane added two years to his current deal on Monday.
Captain Lee Mansell believes that Torquay have the big-game experience necessary to tackle their promotion push.
Torquay skipper Lee Mansell will serve only a one-match ban for his red card against Gillingham, the FA have confirmed.
Lee Mansell is ready to pledge his future to Torquay after being offered a new two-year contract.
Lee Mansell and Kevin Nicholson have been offered new two-year deals by Torquay.
Goals from debutant Scott Rendell and Lee Mansell gave Torquay a winning return to the Football League as they beat Chesterfield 2-0.