Torquay United: Chris Hargreaves ready to make changes after loss

By Brent PilnickBBC Sport
Chris Hargreaves
Hargreaves has seen his side drop from second to ninth in the Conference in less than a month

Torquay manager Chris Hargreaves says he is ready to make changes to his side after their fourth loss in five games.

The Gulls went down despite having numerous chances to score more goals, as they dropped to ninth in the Conference.

"All I can do is learn very quickly about where we went wrong, try and put it right and ask for consistency," Hargreaves told BBC Sport.

"If you can't get consistency then you have got to change players," he added.

Hargreaves refused to say which players' places were under threat, but did praise the work-rate of his team.

"I can't come here and pick out individuals and be negative about them, because they're working their socks off for me," he said.

"It's very difficult as a manager because you feel like going in there and throwing the teapot and wrecking the tactics board, but that only fills the players with fear.

"You have to make tough decisions if people aren't doing the business for you.

"At the moment in some vital areas we're just not producing and we're being punished, so we regroup next week and work even harder."