Date: 24th October 2013 at 11:43pm
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Manager Alan Knill has said that he remains upbeat that Torquay will fight our way out of this bad run of results, following our loss to Burton.

Speaking to the Herald Express following the game the gaffer said that he saw enough positives to know we will get ourselves out of this and having experienced battles like this previously, he hasn’t got the same feelings about it, because there is a lot of hope.

‘I’ve been through spells like this, and no, it doesn’t feel like those did. We all believe that it’s going to change.’

One thing Knill says that has counted against him and the team are our injury issues as he hasn’t been able to produce a settled side, and we’ve had to have people out of position which is never ideal – but the team are giving their all, and battling and fighting and things will turn our way soon in his eyes.

As for the game itself, he said he was pleased with our performance in the first half and he thought it was a very tight game for the first 45 and he had confidence that we would catch them on the break and get a goal, but the unfortunate thing was we switched off again and conceded two poor goals, which has ultimately cost us.

Defence is especially key and we really could do with some stability in there, and hopefully that will come with injuries subsiding in the coming weeks.

The belief for Knill probably comes from the fact that Torquay still aren’t too far off the pace in the league, even though we keep slipping lower given other results, but a run of unbeaten games would certainly push us up the table quite quickly really when you look at things.

Bottom line though is that needs to happen sooner rather than later, so we don’t see ourselves cut adrift.