In the wake of the departure of Waide Fairhurst, Tyrone Marsh and Shepherd Murombedzi this week, Torquay United player-manager, Kevin Nicholson, is set to add to the capture of highly-rated youngster, Josh Rees, with ‘one or two’ new arrivals.

“We’re looking to bring one, maybe two, new players in,” he said. “There’s a lot of hard work going on behind-the-scenes to ensure that we get the right players.

“In Josh Rees we have exactly the type of player and character we need; he’s a player that has been on our radar for a while.

“He’s played at this level before and has had an excellent upbringing in the game at both Arsenal and Nottingham Forest.

“I must say that Forest have been good to let us have a fantastic player for virtually nothing and it means that along with the departures, we have some budget left to add to the squad and we’ll be doing just that.

“With Waide it was a genuine personal issue which left us with no choice but to allow him to leave the club as it’s the best thing for him and his family at this time.

“As far as Tyrone is concerned, he dug his heels in as soon as he found out about Dover’s interest.

“I had spoken to him on Monday about what I wanted from him between now and the end of the season, but then the following day he handed in a transfer request as soon as Dover expressed an interest in signing him.

“I don’t want players in my squad who don’t want to be here, it’s as simple as that.

“Meanwhile Shep is a talented kid, but it’s not happened for him on the pitch and I couldn’t guarantee him more game time so it was a mutual parting of ways.

“We wish the three of them well, but they’ve gone now and we look ahead.”


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