JAY HARRIS can't wait until Wrexham supporters are allowed to attend matches again and he believes having fans present will give the Reds' players a huge lift in their quest for success.

Under the new tier system, Torquay United will be allowed to have supporters present against Wrexham at Plainmoor tomorrow for the first time this season because of the coronavirus pandemic, although the capacity has been significantly reduced.

No Reds supporters will be admitted at the Devon club, and home matches at The Racecourse are still being played behind closed doors.

Harris can't wait until Wrexham stop playing in front of empty stands and he knows fans' backing will make a difference.

"Torquay will have fans, it is a shame Wrexham fans aren't there," said Harris.

"It will make a difference because Wrexham fans are Wrexham fans.

"No matter where we go or how many we take, they are heard; as the cliche goes, they are the 12th man.

"It makes a difference; one, to the opposition because the fans can frighten them and overpower them; secondly, it only gets our back up and makes us get better.

"I have played games here where the fans are literally sucking the ball into the net so for me, at home especially, it is massive for the fans to get back. We need them back as soon as possible.

"I am confident we will do before the season ends and once we do, I think you will see an extra 10-20 per cent from the players because the fans are massive to us."

Wrexham saw their five game unbeaten record come to an end on Tuesday when they lost 1-0 at home to Altrincham.

Having dropped to seventh position in the National League, Dean Keates' side will aim to bounce back against leaders Torquay.

"We have got faith in our squad," said Harris. "We didn't start the season like we wanted but it is a marathon not a sprint.

"There are still 30-odd games to go and we have found a bit of form."

Harris could return to the side at Torquay after missing the Altrincham loss through suspension having picked up a fifth yellow card of the season in last Saturday's 1-1 draw with Bromley.

A wholehearted and committed midfielder, Harris won't change the way he approaches games even if bans are inevitable with his style of play.

"I am wholehearted and it comes with the territory," said Harris.

"Like it or not, it is going to happen. If I pulled out of tackles or didn't go in for tackles, I would probably take stick as well so I think I would rather take stick for being committed than not being committed."

Jordan Davies replaced Harris against Altrincham and he would have no issues if he had to bide his time for a return to the side.

"Jordan came into the side and he is more than capable of doing a job," said Harris.

"I will be in contention for Torquay but I have got no worries if Jordan stays in because he is a very good player.

"It is a team game and I just want the team to win.

"There is one goal for me and that is getting this club out of this league."