Cox tipped to be around for years to come

Torquay United's CEO Steve Breed believes manager Paul Cox's commitment to the Vanarama National League Gulls is for the long term. has said he believes manager Paul Cox will stay with the club "for a long time".

Cox, pictured, was appointed at Plainmoor in June when former Gulls manager Chris Hargreaves was placed on gardening leave for refusing to take a pay cut.

United must still pay their former manager until May 2016 and Breed told BBC Radio Devon: "What I like about Paul is he's fully aware of the situation and it doesn't faze him.

"Paul is definitely in this club for the long run, not a quick fix and not for the fact that he might win a few games and get offers elsewhere.

Cox at the Launa Windows Stadium following his appointment in June

Cox at the Launa Windows Stadium following his appointment in June

"Paul is coming in here to be the manager of Torquay United for a long time and we're all eternally grateful for that."

* Torquay United assistant boss John Ramshaw said that he was disappointed and frustrated by their 3-1 Vanarama Nation League defeat at Wrexham on Tuesday, especially as they had gone ahead.

Ramshaw said: “I didn't think we looked in any real danger until we gifted them a goal early in the second half.

"They had the bulk of possession, yes, but it was all in front of us – they weren't really hurting us or getting into goalscoring situations.

"we gifted them an equaliser – there was a mix up between two of our young players - and they came alive after that."

The Gulls have allowed young striker to join Evo-Stik Southern Premier side Bideford on loan.

Where next?

Frustrated boss calls for back-up Chelmsford City manager Steve Smith is aiming to bring in a new striker in time for Saturday’s home Vanarama National League South clash against Hayes & Yeading.
New arrivals strengthen Carden's hand Vanarama National League Southport have signed winger Courtney Cameron, midfielder Liam Nolan and striker Mike Phenix.