Football - Mansell battling to be fit

Torquay captain Lee Mansell looks likely to miss the visit of AFC Wimbledon to Plainmoor.

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The 30-year-old midfielder sustained a severely cut knee, which required three stitches, in the Boxing Day draw with Plymouth and has `a fighting chance' of being fit according to manager Martin Ling.

The postponement of their clash at Aldershot means they are still without defender Brian Saah as he completes his three-match ban following a straight red card against Bradford earlier this month.

Forward Ryan Jarvis is out for two months after suffering a fractured rib and a punctured lung in the draw with Northampton and Ling knows he is short of numbers in the attacking third.

"I've stated before that we need a striker," Ling told their official website. "We are looking to fetch in a bigger type of player when January arrives."

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