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Gulls have the greatest opportunity 'to take a big step forward'

By This is Devon  |  Posted: April 21, 2011

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TORQUAY UNITED'S commercial manager Dean Edwards has described the promotion-chasing Gulls' run-in as "a great opportunity for the club to take a big step forward".

Urging South Devon fans to pack Plainmoor for tomorrow's key Good Friday game against third-placed Wycombe Wanderers (3pm), former United striker Edwards said: "These chances don't come along every year.

"The club has made such strides over the last few years, after all the troubles it went through.

"Now we have a chance to really put ourselves on the map.

"There's a lot of good things happening at Plainmoor.

"We have a stable board and (manager) Paul Buckle has done a superb job.

"Instead of watching Macclesfield on a cold winter's night, it could be Charlton or Sheffield United next season.

"We know money is tight for everyone at the moment, but the public needs to realise what a chance we have.

"Let's go for it."

United, unbeaten in eight games, are hoping for a 4,000 gate against Wycombe.

The final home game, against leaders Chesterfield next Friday night (7.45pm) is all-ticket.

With nearly 3,500 tickets sold, United are urging Gulls fans to make sure of their places before next week.

The Gulls' Reserves, already champions of the Totesport.com Combination Wales & Wales, just failed to go through the season unbeaten when they lost 2-0 away to Swansea City in their 12th and final match of the campaign yesterday.

A young United side trailed 1-0 at half-time to a more experienced Swans team, with goalkeeper Aaron Ibbetson, who will be joining the trainee scheme next season, making several good saves.

Rob Wearne hit a post and Rob Nardiello missed a chance as United fought back in the second half.

But Swansea clinched victory with a second goal near the end.

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