Torquay United’s desire to get promotion to the National League and their manager Gary Owers played a big part in winger Jason Banton signing for the club.

The former Plymouth Argyle man had offers from a number of clubs in League Two but turned those down in favour of a move to Plainmoor. The 25-year-old believes the club can compete to get back into the National League and is also looking forward to working with Owers for a second time.

Banton said: “I have known Gary for years obviously being my assistant manager at Plymouth.

“We had a good relationship from then and have always kept in contact.

“Leaving Woking was 50/50 from when the manager got sacked. When we eventually went down it confirmed that I needed to get out of there.

“I had a few options to stay in the division, be a lot closer to home and I even had a couple of options to go back into League Two.

“I thought this was the most appealing as I will be in a situation where I can fight for promotion, be at a big club and I know the manager. It ticked a few boxes for sure.”

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