FA Trophy: Torquay must show difference in class - Luke Young

By Brent PilnickBBC Sport
Luke Young
Luke Young joined Torquay United after being released by Plymouth Argyle this summer

Torquay United captain Luke Young says he and his team-mates must show the difference in league status between them and FC United of Manchester when the sides meet in the FA Trophy.

Conference side Torquay host the Northern Premier League team in the quarter-finals on Saturday.

Seventh-placed FC United have lost just four league games this season.

"We're the higher-league team and we've got to try and show that the difference is there," Young told BBC Sport.

"We've got to go out there and try and be professional and if we play at the top of our game I have no worries that we'll progress through to the next round.

"But at the end of the day it's what happens on the day, it's their cup final and who knows what can happen."

FC United are expected to bring 1,000 fans to Plainmoor, an away presence matched only by nearest Conference neighbours Bristol Rovers on Boxing Day.

"They're two leagues below us, but for them to bring 1,000 fans shows what it means to them and how much they want to support their team and try and win the game," added Young, whose side have slipped to 14th in the Conference, their lowest league position since September 2008.

"I think it's a nice distraction from the league because we're not in the position that we want to be in, expect to be in and probably should be in.

"There's no question that it's a big game for the players as it is for the club as we've got a chance to play at Wembley and there might not come a time in your career where you can say you've played at Wembley."