Torquay United have signed young Reading defender Ramarni Medford-Smith on loan until January.

After making a number of appearances for the Royals’ Under-21 and Under-23 sides, he scored his first goal in senior football in the club’s remarkable 7-5 Checkatrade Trophy defeat to Gillingham in November 2017. Medford-Smith also gained further experience with a spell on loan at United’s National League South rivals Wealdstone last season.

Manager Gary Johnson said: “We felt we had to act quickly due to Liam Davis’ injury. He’s 21, we’ve seen him a lot, know his game and we know him.

“We’ve watched him develop over the years at QPR and then at Reading, and it’s due to our work that goes on throughout the year in identifying players and following them that we were able to get Ramarni in very quickly.”


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