George Burley could be without 11 first-team players for tomorrow's trip to Torquay.

He has eight players ruled out through injury, one through suspension and has doubts over another two.

Definitely missing the FA Cup third round trip to Plainmoor are Michael Svensson, Djamel Belmadi, Nathan Dyer, Andrew Surman, Claus Lundevkam, Rudi Skacel, Inigo Idiakez and Gareth Bale, who has a tight hamstring.

Add to that, Kenwyne Jones' suspension - the final game of a three-match ban - and 50-50 calls over Alexander Ostlund and Jhon Viafara and Burley's squad is stretched to the limit.

Martin Cranie and Simon Gillett, recalled from loan spells at Yeovil and Bournemouth respectively, will be in the squad. Cranie could play at full-back if Ostlund is ruled out.

Youngster Kyle Critchell, who has just returned from a two-month loan spell at Torquay, has been training with League One club Chesterfield in the last few days.

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