DARREN Beale insists Concord Rangers will use their heavy defeat to National League South high-flyers Torquay United as motivation when they go head-to-head once again tomorrow.

The Beach Boys suffered a harrowing 4-1 defeat to Gary Johnson’s Gulls at Plainmoor in November.

But Beale is confident that Sammy Moore’s outfit can produce a positive result when the sides meet at the Aspect Arena this weekend.

The Concord first team coach said: “We know that we didn’t do ourselves justice after a long trip down to Torquay in November.

“We didn’t get ourselves going until the game was already into the second half, but this is a big game and I don’t think they will fancy coming down to Concord.

“Our pitch is smaller than what they would like to play on and we also have a gameplan.

“It’s a case of us having nothing to lose and there is no pressure on us.

“The lads have got to stick to the gameplan and hopefully we will get a positive result which will keep our fantastic home record intact.

“Our workrate levels need to be second to none and all of the players need to be at the top of their game because Torquay have got some great players at their disposal.

“Trying to get revenge for losing 4-1 to them earlier in the season is a great incentive for the boys to have and we will be using that as motivation.”

While Torquay are jostling with Woking for the National League South title, Concord have promotion aspirations themselves.

A 4-1 victory over Hampton & Richmond Borough last time out saw the Beach Boys move to within three points of the play-off spots and extend their unbeaten run to 10 matches.

And Beale, who confirmed striker Alex Wall will miss out on this weekend’s clash after dislocating his shoulder in the defeat of Hampton, is eager to see the Beach Boys keep the pressure on the top seven.

“Only two teams in the top 10 won last week - us and Torquay,” added Beale.

“That allowed us to close the gap between us and the teams in the play-off places.

“I was made up with the boys after the win last week.

“We held our own in really difficult conditions and dominated.

“An error allowed them to draw level before half-time but we fully deserved the win and it puts us in a good place.

“No-one will fancy us to beat Torquay but we will give our all to get a good result.

“However, we’ll still be in touching distance of the play-offs even if we lose because of last week’s results.”