Tuesday’s goalless draw with high-flying Braintree Town made it five League games without defeat, but Torquay United player-manager, Kevin Nicholson, is more interested in the task that stands before him.

“It’s not about runs,” he said. “It’s about taking each game as it comes and we know that we will have to go into the Aldershot game 100% focussed on what we can do.

“We didn’t start very well in our last game and we have spoken about that to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

“The lads have received a lot of recent praise, but I want them to forget that because they still have a mountain to climb to get to where we want to be.

“It’s certainly achievable, and we know how to do it and that we’re a good team when we’re at it, but we can’t afford to start games as we did against Braintree Town.

“We’re capable of beating anyone in this League if we first and foremost do the basics right.”

Saturday’s hosts go into the game on the back of an 8-2 reverse at Chester on Tuesday evening.

“Their last result is irrelevant,” added Nicholson. “What matters is what we do on Saturday and how we approach the game.

“The next game is always the biggest and we will go there ready to do a job. We’ve done our homework on them and worked hard in preparation, as we always do.

“It’s a nice pitch and we’ll be looking to keep their fans quiet. Hopefully we can stamp our authority on the game and come out on top.”

United will be without Nathan Blissett, who was forced to leave the action during the first half on Tuesday.

“We brought him off early as a precaution,” continued Nicholson. “He felt his hamstring tighten, so we wanted to prevent any further damage.

“He’ll be back sooner rather than later but in the meantime we’ve got other players who are more than capable of stepping in and doing a job.”

Source: www.torquayunited.com

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