Torquay United player-manager Kevin Nicholson was pleased with Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Plymouth Argyle at Plainmoor, but he won’t be getting carried away.
“There were a lot of good stuff to take away from Saturday’s match but we won’t be getting carried away. Plymouth are still early on in their preparations for the new season.” said Kevin.
“We conceded from a set-piece which is a massive bugbear of mine. We’ll work on it, we’ll get there.”
Striker Brett Williams missed out on the match thanks to a bruised heel.
“He landed funny on it in training. We thought he would be ok and he got ready for the warm-up. It turned out to be too sore to play. I don’t expect it to be any more than a few days to heal.”
Injuries to Ben Gerring and Will Hancox are clearing up though, with tomorrow’s trip to Tiverton Town and next Monday’s journey to Truro City in mind.
One surprise name on the team sheet was former United player Kaid Mohamed. Nicholson is also keen to keep Isaac Vassell on trial.
“We’ll monitor Kaid and see how he gets on and we’ll maybe look at a few more of the players on Tuesday. Obviously [Isaac] Vassell is a hopeful [signing], but we’ll monitor all of that and see what comes up.”
Nicholson is keen to complete his squad in readiness for the first game of the season away to Macclesfield Town on August 6th.
“We need to add three [players]: the number two goalkeeper, a striker or striker stroke winger.
“I have a little bit left in the budget and that can either be spread across three players, or one player and we can get a few loans in.”