Torquay United lacking confidence, says Martin Ling

Martin Ling
Ling has led Torquay to three wins since joining the club in the summer

Torquay boss Martin Ling says there is a lack of confidence within his squad.

The Gulls have not won in six matches, lost 1-0 at 10-man Bradford on Saturday and saw the reserve side lose 9-1 at Cheltenham Town earlier this week.

"If you've not won in six then I think that would be a natural thing to believe that confidence is not high within the camp," he told BBC Devon.

"I don't think there's anything majorly wrong that a couple of wins wouldn't put right," Ling added.

"Confidence goes and comes very quickly in the lower leagues in my opinion and I do feel they're lacking a little bit of confidence because of the results."

The Gulls have won three, drawn six and lost three matches in League Two so far this season, but Ling says he is still happy with the strength of his squad.

"I think there's a long way to go in the season," he said.

"I'm still happy with the players we've got in here and I'm still happy there's a nucleus of players that can win football games, but we need to prove that to ourselves and our supporters, and prove that quickly."

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