Signing another striker, in the wake of loanee Saikou Janneh’s return to Bristol City, is a growing priority for Torquay United manager Gary Johnson during a January transfer ‘window’ which might still prompt a bid for the Gulls’ leading scorer Jamie Reid, Devon Live say.

Johnson strengthened his defensive and midfield options with the arrival of experienced Exeter City centre-back Gary Warren and Bradford City’s left back/midfielder Jackson Longridge before last Saturday’s 2-1 FA Trophy defeat at home to FC Halifax Town.

United are also looking forward to midfielders Armani Little and Matt Buse and centre-forward Jared Lewington returning from injuries over the next week to ten days.

It will mean that, after months in which that injury-list contained at least eight and sometimes ten senior players, only full-backs Ben Wynter (groin) and Liam Davis (ankle) are likely to be out for much longer.

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