Paul Buckle vows Torquay United will attack in play-off

Torquay boss Paul Buckle says his players will not hold back in the play-off final against Stevenage.

The Gulls beat Shrewsbury 2-0 over two legs to set up Saturday's showpiece clash against Boro at Old Trafford.

Buckle told BBC Spotlight: "I'll be encouraging the team to go out and play open football.

"I'll be encouraging them to score as many goals as they can so we won't be holding back - we'll be taking the game to Stevenage from the first whistle."

He added: "I'm not sure what they'll try to do, I'm just interested in what we'll do."

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 2-0 in the play-off final at Wembley.

"This is the best we've done as a group so far," said Buckle. "We know what we've achieved prior to this game and we'd desperately like to add to that.

"We've achieved nothing yet. There's a lot more to come from this team and I'm hoping that they can show that on Saturday."

Stevenage, who beat Accrington 3-0 on aggregate to book their place at Old Trafford, drew 0-0 with the Gulls at Broadhall Way last September, before losing 2-0 at Plainmoor in March.

"As always I'm not too fussed on what the opposition are doing," Buckle stated.

"We know their strengths but we feel we've got an awful lot of strengths at this club and if we play to our very best we'll run very close.

"We've trained well this week, not changed anything at all and we can honestly say we're looking forward to it."

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