Tommy O’Sullivan may not have grabbed too many headlines during a loan spell at Plainmoor last season, but don’t be surprised if Torquay United boss Gary Owers pursues the young Welsh midfielder again this summer.

When O’Sullivan, 23, joined Torquay United in January, he came with a promising pedigree. A former Wales Young Player Of The Year, with 26 international appearances to his name at Under-17 up to Under-21 level, he had also played in three FA and League Cup ties for Cardiff City, enjoying loan spells at Port Vale and Newport County before signing for Colchester United.

He joined the Gulls at a tough time, in the middle of a ten-match winless run, and he made little impression during defeats at Wrexham (0-4) and at home to Eastleigh (1-2) and then Bromley (0-4), when he was taken off during the second half.

He cut a disconsolate figure as he left the field against Bromley.

Despite solid work in training, O’Sullivan became a regular victim of the rule which restricted United to using only five loanees in their matchday squads.

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