The Gulls will kick-off next term at Step 2 following their relegation from the National League and preparations are underway.
Owers, the former Bath City manager, knows all about the National League South and is aware that Torquay won’t have it all their own way.
“It’s a very competitive league,” Owers told the club’s website. “Over half the clubs are based in and around the London area so they are always strong – tough places to go. The more local games are going to be really hard. That’s what we have to overcome.
“I know what’s in store. We’ve got to go to some tough places – different and challenging environments. Every game at Plainmoor is going to be everyone’s big day out so we’re we’re going to have to work hard to make sure we’re ready for that.”
Torquay will remain full-time despite relegation and Owers added: “We have to make the most of being professional; we can’t waste any time on the training ground.
“That’s got to be a big advantage to us in terms of our fitness levels and our organisation. They [the players] have to come in and understand that they are going to have to work hard.
“We’re going to have to work on being at home and being really, really strong in front of our own fans. That will go a long way to help us achieve what we want to achieve.”
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