Start of the 2008 / 08 Season
After the disappointing end to last season, where Torquay United failed in their attempt to return to League Footbal at the first attempt, it jas been a busy close season at Plainmoor.
Loan players Chris Zebroski, Mark Ellis and Jody Banim all returned to their respective parent clubs, and were followed out of Plainmoor by : Simon Rayner (Goalkeeper - Crawley Town); Paul Hinshelwood (Defender - N/A); Tony Bedeau (Midfielder - N/A); Kevin Hill (Midfielder - Dorchester Town); Matt Hockley (Midfielder - Truro City); Darren Mullings (Midfielder - N/A); and Lee Phillips (Striker - Rushden & Diamonds).
The following players have joined the Gulls: Michael Poke (Goalkeeper - Southampton - season long loan); Michael Brough (Midfielder - Forest Green Rovers); Mustapha Carayol (Midfielder - MK Dons); Wayne Carlisle (Midfielder - Exeter City); Lee Hodges (Midfielder - Plymouth Argyle); Yyrone Thompson (Midfielder - Crawley Town); Nicky Wroe (Midfielder - York City); and Matt Green (Striker - Oxford United).
The squad of players aiming to progress from last seasons third place and secure promotion from the Blue Square Premier League are:
1 - Michael Poke (Goalkeeper)
2 - Michael Brough (Defender)
3 - Kevin Nicholson (Defender)
4 - Steve Woods (Midfielder)
5 - Chris Robertson (Defender)
6 - Chris Todd (Defender)
7 - Lee Mansell (Midfielder)
8 - Tim Sills (Striker)
9 - Elliot Benyon (Striker)
10 - Roscoe DSane (Striker)
11 - Nicky Wroe (Midfielder)
12 - Tyrone Thompson (Midfielder)
14 - Chris Hargreaves (Midfielder)
15 - Wayne Carlisle (Midfielder)
16 - Lee Hodges (Midfielder)
17 - Matthew Green (Striker)
18 - Mustapha Carayol (Midfielder)
19 - Danny Stevens (Midfielder)
21 - Martin Rice (Goalkeeper)
24 - Steve Adams (Midfielder)
25 - Mark Ellis (Midfielder)
26 - Raiff Gwinnett (Defender)
Good to to everyone at Torquay United as they look to build and progress on from last season.