Date: 11th April 2014 at 10:33pm
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Manager Chris Hargreaves has said that the reality of this weekend is clear for Torquay, lose and results go against and relegation could be confirmed.

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of the game against Bristol Rovers tomorrow, the gaffer explained.

‘The prospect of relegation is a sobering thought and I’m under no illusions as to how hard it’s going to be, but I wasn’t when I took on the job. I’m saying the same things now as I was saying back then. It’s a tough task and I’ve got the remit to either keep us up or take the club back up.’

Hargreaves goes on to say that we have five games left, 15 points to play for and the bottom line really is we have to win all five matches but he admits over the last few days following on from the result against Scunthorpe that has seen us lose the last four without exception that he’s become more philosophical about things, and whilst the fight is still there he knows that being angry about things isn’t going to change anything.

‘I’ve still got the fight in my body but not everything has been in place to produce the goods. The mindset is to win the game, same as every other game and we’ve done enough in every game to win them. The fine lines people talk about are a goal scorer and perhaps that one leader who stops silly goals being conceded.’

The gaffer goes on to say that it’s not a question of laying down and giving up this season, but he has to acknowledge that given our form to expect us to win the next give without exception is almost an impossible task really because had some results been better, and confidence and belief was higher it’s possible with how we’ve been performing because we’d be creating that little bit of luck we need in games – but without that it’s a hell of a task.

‘I’ve got to create a club here and create some good players, and turn round an almighty mess of high contracts. I want players that wear the shirt with pride and who want to play for Torquay.’

As part of that Hargreaves again says that part of that will be by developing our own talent and young players as well so the club is sustainable moving forward.

Win this weekend and the chance is still there that Hargreaves can begin his rebuild in League Two – lose and even if it’s not mathematically decided, it will effectively be.