Published: Friday, January 4th 2019

Preview: Slough face in-form Torquay at Plainmoor

Written by Sam Collard

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Slough travel to Plainmoor tomorrow to face top of the table Torquay.


Tomorrow, Slough Town travel to south Devon to face top of the league Torquay United.

The Rebels, following a strong festive spell, fell to a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Wealdstone on New Year’s Day. Torquay United are currently in fine form, unbeaten in their last 13 league games having won their last nine, a run which has propelled them to the top of National League South.

Joint manager Neil Baker described the current Slough Town squad as ‘hungry’ following Tuesday's defeat.

Slough come into the game with a strong away record having not lost in their last five fixtures in all competitions. Following the Wealdstone match, Baker was full of praise for the recent form, stating the side has been ‘brilliant defensively all season’. This defensive effort will have only aided this strong away record.

The last fixture between the two sides ended 0-0, with Torquay then under the management of Gary Owers. The Gulls are now managed by former Bristol City and Yeovil Town boss Gary Johnson.

The man for The Rebels to keep their eyes on will be Jamie Reid, currently the National League South top scorer with 15 goals, most recently netting twice against Truro City.

Siakou Janneh, the 18-year-old attacker on loan from Bristol City (managed by Gary Johnson’s son Lee), has also been pivotal for The Gulls. Scoring 10 and averaging a goal every 112 minutes, The Rebels defence will need to be alert to the young loanee.

The Rebels, within touching distance of the play-off places, will hope to maintain this position and rise up the league with a win this weekend.

The Vanarama National League South Vanarama Motorama

Saturday, 19th January

vs Chippenham Town

Draw 2-2 (Home)

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