Owers Seeking New Recruits For Gulls' Relegation Scrap

Gary Owers is targeting a trio of new signings to get Torquay United’s survival fight back on track.

The Gulls were beaten 2-0 at Boreham Wood on Saturday and they are now only off the bottom of the National League table on goal difference.

Owers’ side haven’t won in their last five fixtures and the boss knows his squad needs some new blood if they are to climb to safety.

“I need to get some players in,” he told the club’s website. “I’m not being disrespectful, I’m only being honest.

“I keep picking the same lads; they’re the only lads I’ve got. It is up to me now in the next couple of days to get some fresh blood in the squad.

“I need as much quality as possible, and I’m trying to add at least two more strikers. I’ve got an important meeting with one tomorrow. Hopefully I’ll be waiting on the outcome of a favourable phone call on Tuesday.

“That will be my two and then after that I’ll try and add an aggressive midfield player and see where we go from there.”

The Torquay manager was full of praise for the club's fans, who have endured a tough 2017.

“The support has been brilliant but they want more, they want more for their pound note," he added.

"They want me to be better. They want the players to be better. I understand that. That’s what we’re going to try and do.”

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