Football - Poke to keep place

Torquay are set to keep the faith with Michael Poke in goal when they travel to Dagenham.

Manager Alan Knill described the decision to replace Martin Rice with the former Southampton goalkeeper, fit again after a thigh muscle injury, as one of the toughest decisions he has ever made and he looks set to stick with Poke for the away trip.

Bournemouth loanee Jayden Stockley is back at his parent club after a training ground calf injury but Billy Bodin could start again having come through his return from a cartilage problem against Southend unscathed.

The Gulls head into the match without an assistant manager after Chris Brass joined Bury earlier this week.