BASINGSTOKE Town will be looking to transform disappointment in to a cup triumph this Saturday.

Town host Torquay United in the FA Trophy, and following back-to-back defeats, will be hoping to bounce back in the best way possible.

Dragons boss Terry Brown is expecting a great atmosphere at the Camrose and is looking forward to pitting his side against higher league opposition.

He said: “Torquay came and watched us the other night so they will feel like they have an understanding of us.

“But it will be great opportunity for the lads to go against league quality players, and for me to pit my wits against one of the best non-league managers in Gary Johnson.”

Brown added: “After a disappointing week we’ve got a bit of a free hit with Torquay and we need something to lift yourselves. So what better way to do it than claim a cup scalp.”

With the Gulls only being unable to score once in their last nine games, Brown said what will make or break Saturday’s game will be the ability to stop an early onslaught.

“If we don’t concede an early goal we will have a chance,” added the Town boss.

“Gary [Johnson] has done a great job at Torquay since coming in, so it is a real test for us, but the longer we can hold the off the better chance we give ourselves.”

Town will be looking to the striking power of Jack McKnight, Sam Smart and Sam Argent to turn the game in their favour.

Brown said: “If one or two of them are firing on all cylinders we know they are able to get the goals.

“We just need to give ourselves a fighting chance.”