Owers Says His Gulls Won't Give Up In Relegation Battle

Gary Owers knows people will have written off his Torquay United side as they desperately fight to survive in the National League.

Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at struggling Maidstone United was the latest blow to the Gulls’ already slim hopes of staying up.

Boss Owers blamed his side’s poor finishing for the defeat - one that leaves United nine points adrift of safety with ten games left to play.

He told the club’s website: “That’s something that has cost us dearly in the last couple of games. We’ve got no-one but ourselves to blame.

“I’m sure everyone’s writing us off but we haven’t given up, the lads haven’t given up – I can guarantee everyone that. We’re going to see it through right till the bitter end.”

Torquay face a crucial trip to fourth-bottom club Solihull Moors on Saturday but they travel to Leyton Orient before that and a result on Tuesday night would be huge.

“It will be a tough game,” Owers added. “I might just shuffle it; might have a think about having a look at some of the guys that haven’t featured and give them a chance. We have to consider every option at the moment.”

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