Chris Hargreaves: 'Not enough experience' at Torquay United

By Brent PilnickBBC Sport
Chris Hargreaves
Torquay United have won 23 and lost 28 of Chris Hargreaves' 63 games in charge

Torquay United manager Chris Hargreaves says there are not enough experienced players in his Conference side.

The Gulls and have won only once in their last eight league games.

"They've lost their way a little bit in some games," Hargreaves told BBC Sport.

"We haven't got enough of those experienced players to calm the ship and say 'listen, it's alright, keep getting on the ball and keep doing the right things'."

Torquay have played just three league games since the middle of January as they progressed in the FA Trophy, which ended in a disappointing

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The club, who were are now 15th in the Conference, their lowest position of the season.

The Gulls have only been lower placed in the league once before in their history, during the early part of the 2008-09 season when they eventually won promotion back to the Football League.

"There's no divine right to beat anyone and perhaps the Wrexham game was still in some people's minds," said Hargreaves.

"It certainly wasn't in mine, and once that goal went in against the run of play it perhaps affected people more than it should have done.

"Nevertheless on another day you score a goal and get back into it, but it wasn't to be."

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