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ON THE pitch Torquay United might be staring National League relegation in the face, but off it the Gulls appear to be gearing up not for the NL South but for a return to The Football League. That might sound odd to fans who, after several more years of failure, have endured one of the …

18th April 2018 in: Football, Torquay United

TORQUAY United’s latest signing, Cardiff City loan striker Rhys Healey, says that young players like him should jump at the chance of learning their trade at lower division clubs rather than playing Premier League or Championship Under-21 and Under-23 football. The highly-rated Healey, 23, has spent time with Colchester United, Dundee and Newport County over …

4th April 2018 in: Football, Torquay United

As a National League club, Torquay United may not be bound by the limits of the January transfer window, but head coach Gary Owers says that it will still play a key role in his transfer efforts because several of his targets are with Football League teams. The Gulls’ boss has not ruled out any …

24th December 2017 in: Torquay United

Torquay’s Guy Gnabouyou has earned praise from manager Gary Owers as he continues to ‘prove himself’ at the Gulls Several clubs have made inquiries to take fit-again Torquay winger Jake Gosling on loan Money always talks in football, and finance is bound to play a key role in Torquay United’s squad-strengthening efforts over the next …

17th December 2017 in: Torquay United

Few people who have seen him in action doubt that Torquay United’s latest signing Axel Oskar Andresson has a big future ahead of him. Centre-back Andresson, 19, went straight into the Gulls’ squad at Tranmere Rovers yesterday after joining on an initial month’s loan from Championship club Reading, and the young Icelander is already within …

12th December 2017 in: Torquay United

The scoreline may have flattered Tranmere, but Torquay United head coach Gary Owers drew no comfort from that after his relegation-fighting side had suffered a damaging defeat at wintry Prenton Park. We got what we deserved on the day,” said Owers after the Gulls conceded their first goals in four games. “We needed to play …

9th December 2017 in: Torquay United

Torquay United’s new striker Guy Gnabouyou says that having fellow Frenchman Vincent Dorel at Plainmoor is a bonus, but he would have no trouble tackling his new life in England anyway. At 28, Gnabouyou has already sought his fortune far from home, playing in the top divisions in Greece, Malta and Finland, and for someone …

3rd December 2017 in: Torquay United

Cheltenham Town defender Alex Davey became Torquay United’s eighth loan player this week, his arrival forced by a knee injury to centre-back and captain Josh Gowling, but it’s meant that head coach Gary Owers has had to take extra care in team selection. Davey’s signing was completed at 4.00 pm on Tuesday, and he was …

26th November 2017 in: Torquay United

The decision to make Sean McGinty captain of Torquay United for Tuesday’s badly-needed 1-0 win at Sutton United was a “no-brainer”, according to head coach Gary Owers, even though he had vice-captain Luke Young available for the job. With Josh Gowling nursing a knee injury, fellow centre-back McGinty was expected to carry on in the …

26th November 2017 in: Torquay United
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Head coach Gary Owers has hinted strongly that more Torquay United players might be going out on loan, now that the whole of the Gulls’ squad is almost back to full fitness. The injuries which hampered former boss Kevin Nicholson so badly at the start of the season have all but cleared up, with Sam …

29th October 2017 in: Torquay United