Torquay United boss Buckle warns against complacency

Paul Buckle
Buckle has been in charge at Plainmoor since 2007

Torquay boss Paul Buckle has warned against complacency in Friday's League Two play-off clash with Shrewsbury.

The Gulls take a 2-0 lead to the New Meadow, having dominated the first leg of the semi-final at Plainmoor.

"We've got a real job on our hands," Buckle told BBC Devon. "We've done very well in the first leg and we've got to go and match that.

"There's been bigger deficits than 2-0 turned around in play-offs so you never know what's going to happen."

Buckle continued: "What we've got to to do is make sure that we're right, and we're ready mentally and that we treat the game as a singular game."

Since taking the top job at Plainmoor in 2007, Buckle has overseen a rise in the Gulls' fortunes.

In 2009, he led Torquay to promotion from the Blue Square Bet Premier, beating Cambridge in the 2-0 in the play-off final at Wembley.

The South Devon club ended their first season back in league football by finishing 17th in League Two. Further improvement was made this term, as they grabbed a play-off spot, ending in seventh.

"We're in the play-offs for a reason," Buckle said. "We're a dangerous team but we have to be at our best."

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