The Grecians ran out 3-0 winners against fellow promotion hopefuls Southend on Saturday to move into the top three in npower League Two for the first time since September ahead of the trip to face former player Martin Ling and his Torquay side.
New signing Myles Anderson was an unused substitute against Paul Sturrock's side on Saturday and is set to be in the matchday squad once more along with homegrown winger Jake Gosling who impressed on his full debut for the club as a second-half substitute.
Liam Sercombe (ankle) remains City's only long-term absentee after Spanish striker Guillem Bauza came through a behind-closed-doors friendly with Cardiff unscathed last week.
Top scorer Jamie Cureton will serve the final game of his three-match ban for a first-half red card against Wycombe and will be available to face his former club Bristol Rovers on Saturday.
The Grecians have the third best away record in the division ahead of the short trip to Torquay, the only match in the division on Tuesday.