A win against Eastleigh at Plainmoor on Tuesday night (7.45pm), plus a couple of helpful results elsewhere, could lift Torquay United into the National League play-off zone, and manager Gary Johnson believes that ‘carrot’ should be incentive enough for the Gulls to rediscover their top form.

A United squad that prides itself on its attacking potential has failed to score in the last two games (Chesterfield 0-1, Dagenham 0-0) and Johnson admits: “It just seems that whenever we get a chance to step into the mix, we don’t quite do it.

“There’s still plenty of time, but we’ve got to make sure we stay as near to the leaders as we can.

“We are trying to get through this little period when we’ve been carrying quite a few injuries, but the last couple of games have still not been us.

“With our squad, you should be able to pick an eleven playing what we recognise as our game, and we need to get that back quickly.”

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