Shaymen aim to end home campaign on a high against Torquay

Adam Smith will be available for the Torquay game after serving a three-game suspension
Adam Smith will be available for the Torquay game after serving a three-game suspension

FC Halifax Town host Torquay in their final home game of the season on Saturday (3.0) aiming for only their second win in 14 games.

If The Shaymen do pick up three points, it would be their first victory at The Shay in seven attempts since they beat Braintree 1-0 on February 21.

Adam Smith is available after he served his three-game ban, but will be without Lois Maynard, who has a shoulder injury.

Scott Boden and Graham Hutchison both missed the home defeat to Eastleigh but could return on Saturday.

Torquay have won only once in their last 12 away league games and have lost eight of their last 13 matches

Former Torquay chairwoman Thea Bristow has entered into formal talks to sell her stake in the club.

The lottery-winning millionaire stood down last month and has been actively searching for a buyer, although the club has not revealed who has made the bid.

It is the latest of a string of blows to the club, who failed to reach the first round of the FA Cup for the first time in their history in October.

Then reserve goalkeeper Jordan Seabright left the club in March to become a car salesman.

Former Southampton and Sheffield Wednesday boss Paul Sturrock then left his advisory role after just four days earlier this month to take charge at Yeovil.

Midfielder Luke Young has provided more assists than anyone in the league with 14, while defenders Aaron Downes’ 71 defensive clearances are more than anyone else in the Conference.

Along with Lincoln, Torquay have also committed more fouls than any other sides with 493.

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