Second and third divisions

Rosenior focused on Torquay's rise
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Plymouth's Devon rivals Torquay have been watching the success of Paul Sturrock's side but are beginning to look serious promotion challengers themselves in the Third Division, despite last weekend's 4-0 defeat against Boston United.

The head coach, Leroy Rosenior's interview for the Brighton job did not help Torquay's players keep their focus, but speculation about his future has ended with Mark McGhee's appointment at the Withdean, and the Gulls hope to get their season back on track today, although the long tripto in-form Doncaster looks difficult. Rosenior, however, vowed Torquay would "take on Doncaster and get our promotion push back on the rails".

Leeds supporters trying to come to terms with the club's still spiralling debts may not be particularly amused at the thought that their club's former chairman, Peter Ridsdale, may be back in the Elland Road directors' box next season - but it could happen.

Relegation from the Premiership remains a serious worry for Leeds and, if present form is any guide, among next season's visiting directors could be Ridsdale, now the chairman of Second Division Barnsley. The Tykes climbed to second behind Plymouth with a victory over Wrexham in midweek and the manager, Gudjon Thordarson, is ruing dropped points earlier in the season that have cost his side top spot. Although unbeaten in eight games at Oakwell, Barnsley only drew against Grimsby, Swindon, Oldham and Notts County. "We'd have taken second place now if it had been offered in August, but we could have been top, should have been top," Thordarson said.

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