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Morgan set to miss Torquay test
TOP scorer Dean Morgan is set to miss out tomorrow's game against Torquay as he struggles to shake off a nerve problem.
The five-goal striker hasn't been able to make his long-awaited comeback from a ban after picking up the injury in an accidental training ground tangle with Kortney Hause.
He's sat out the last two games with the injury and Gareth Ainsworth said that's likely to become three, with the Blues boss not wanting to risk his star man aggravating the problem.
Ainsworth said: "Dean will probably miss out on Saturday. I'm not 100 per cent sure - if I'm being realistic and stick to my no risk policy, Dean Morgan won't be risked for Saturday.
"He's a hell of a player, he's up there on the goalscoring charts and everyone knows what he's about. No one else has a Dean Morgan but it needs to be a fit, 100 per cent Dean Morgan, not 90 per cent with a little bit of pain in the hamstring.
"It's a nerve thing rather than anything else. It's not a major thing but there will be no risks at all. While the other boys are scoring it makes it easier to take our time with Dean."
Matt McClure was rested for the midweek win over Bristol City and comes back into the reckoning against Torquay with Wanderers looking to get back to winning ways in League Two.
Blues have lost their last two after a five match unbeaten run, while tomorrow's opponents sit just outside the drop zone after losing four of their last five.
But Ainsworth warned: "Don't judge that because Alan Knill is a great manager. He knows what it takes to get out of this league and manage higher.
"He's a gentleman who's always had time for me when I first started my managerial career. I won't forget that but I'll be up against him on Saturday wanting the points.
"They are missing a few players and the ones coming in might be even hungrier to keep their place, like my lads will be, so I'm not taking that as a weakness either.
"They are to be respected. We have to be on our game to get anything out of anyone. Anyone can beat anyone in this league and that doesn't mean we can beat anyone, anyone can beat us on their day. We have to make sure we have our day and not them."
Torquay were the beaten opponents when Ainsworth picked up his first win as Blues boss last October, with Wanderers going on to complete a double over the Gulls.
Ainsworth said: "It went well against Torquay last year and we don't want to spoil that. But is it statistically they are due one, or is it we can beat Torquay when we play them? We'll see Saturday but I believe we can beat Torquay whenever we play them. It's about making sure there's 25 boys behind me who do as well, and I think they do."
Torquay could field two ex-Blues in attack with former loanees Elliot Benyon and Ade Azeez now resident at Plainmoor, but a third former Wanderer, Ben Harding, is set to miss out through injury.
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