Torquay United manager Gary Johnson says he will not hesitate to sign relatively inexperienced young players for the National League next season, if they have the talent and the right attitude to fit into his Plainmoor ‘project’, Devon Live.
After the arrivals of Brazilian goalkeeper Lucas Covolan Cavagnari and midfielder Armani Little, Johnson is expected to push through his third addition of the summer before the end of this week.
Although ex-Brazilian Under-20 international Covolan is 27, he has spent the last three years in England at lower-division Lewes, Whitehawk and Worthing, while Little is a 22-year-old former Southampton and Oxford United starlet.
“There is a lot of teams chasing players, and a lot of them want to stay in areas like the Midlands and around London,” said Johnson.
“At Torquay it’s not as easy, and players have to make a career move when they come down here.
“But you can make that a strength if you get it right.”