Paul Cox: Torquay United to make changes to squad this week

By Brent PilnickBBC Sport
Paul Cox
Paul Cox won the Conference title with Mansfield in 2013, the last time he managed in non-league football

Torquay United will make changes to their squad this week, according to manager Paul Cox.

The Gulls drew 1-1 with Guiseley but failed to create many clear chances and could have lost after their opponents twice hit the woodwork.

"There'll definitely be movement this week - out and I'm hoping in," he said.

"We have a game this week behind closed doors and there'll be a number of players on show that I hope will come in and give us that little bit extra."

Only three of Cox's side were aged over 25, but Torquay's manager is hopeful of persuading some more experienced players to move to Plainmoor.

"By that little bit extra, I mean their decision-making, their experience and their discipline," Cox told BBC Sport.

"You can tell at the minute that we've got a young team that are still learning the game and it would be nice for me to say I want to stay around and educate these boys.

"But football waits around for nobody. That's not being too harsh on the boys, but I've got to make some tough decisions.

"We're now seven or eight games into the season and the same fundamental mistakes are happening in both boxes. It's clear to see where we need strengthening."