Ones to Watch - Torquay United

Last updated : 20 November 2009 By Duke


Michael Poke
Date of Birth 21/11/1985
Height 6'6"
Michael Poke is on his third loan spell from Southampton. A brave and determined goal-keeper, Michael has a good attitude to the game and puts the hours in on the training ground.

Scott Bevan
Date of Birth:19/09/1979.
Height: 6' 6."
Scott made the move to Torquay from Shrewsbury Town in September 2008 initially on loan the move was made permanent in Dec 2009. He came as cover for injured first choice keeper Michael Poke. Scott has also played for MK Dons, Kidderminster, Shrewsbury, and Tamworth.


Adam Smith
The 18yr old Signed on loan from Tottenham on Friday and may be in line to face the Millers. Adam has played in league one, having been at Wycombe for a month. He can play either side of the defence, right or left back, and gives the Gulls cover at the back.

Kevin Nicholson
Date of Birth: 02/10/1980
Height: 5' 8.
Kevin started out started out as a trainee with Sheffield Wednesday, An experienced left-back, he has missed few games since signing from Forest Green Rovers. In 2007 he was called up to the England 'C' squad for the Home Internationals. He is a dead ball specialist.

Previous clubs, Scarborough, Scarborough (loan), Forest Green (loan), Northampton, Forest Green, Notts County (loan), Sheffield Wed, and Notts County.

Chris Robertson
Date of Birth: 11/10/1986
Height: 6' 3"
Chris is just as happy at right back or centre defence. He came on loan from Sheff Utd towards the end of the 2006/07 season, before signing a permanent contract in the summer of 2007, much to the delight of many united fans.

Kieran Charnock
Height: 6' 1"
Date of Birth: 03/08/1984
Charnock picked up a Red card at Shrewsbury, and despite an appeal he will miss the match against the Millers. He
began his career at Wigan Athletic, coming through the clubs youth system. Following a successful loan in the 2008/09 season with Accrington Stanley, he moved to Torquay at the start of the subsequent season.

Mark Ellis
Date of Birth: 30/09/1988
Height: 6' 2
Mark is expected to return to the starting eleven, with Charnock missing the game through suspension.
A local lad Mark started his career at Exeter City. He impressed enough as a youth player for Bolton Wanderers to sign him. He joined The Gulls on loan last season, and after some solid performances at center back he was offered a full-time contract this summer.

Chris Todd
Date of Birth: 22/08/1981
Height: 6' 1
A transfer fee of £7,500 brought Chris from Exeter City to Plainmoor at the start of the 2007/08 season. Chris started his career at his home-town club Swansea City. He moved to Exeter in the 2003/04 season, making 150 appearances for the Grecians. Chris proved a big hit in his first season at Plainmoor with his no nonsense approach and the knack of scoring the odd goal when needed and has battled serious illness. He will be looking to continue this season as a name that cannot be left off the team sheet.


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Chris Hargreaves.
Date of Birth: 12/05/1972
Height: 5' 11"
Well travelled with no less than 10 clubs in a 16 yr career, Chris won both the supporter's and player's Player of the Year votes last season. His career started out with his local club Grimsby Town, and went on to take in Brentford, WBA, Scarborough (loan), Grimsby Town, Northampton, Hereford, Oxford United, Hull City, and Plymouth. Still in superb shape and one of the fittest members of the squad, he relishes the physical side of the game. Chris got the Gulls goal at Shrewsbury in last week's 1-1 draw.

Wayne Carlisle
Height 5' 7"
Wayne has led an up and down career due to injury. Starting his career at Crystal Palace and, after a loan spell at Swindon, moved on to establish himself at Bristol Rovers, Leyton Orient and Exeter City where, after impressing, he broke his leg playing against Tamworth. He was released at the end of the 2005/06 season but was re-signed in October 2006 by new Exeter boss Paul Tisdale. He is primarily a wide midfield player but is capable of filling a variety of roles and Paul Buckle was delighted to secure his services instead of him re-signing for Exeter in the close season.

Danny Stevens
Date of Birth: 26/11/1986
Height: 5' 10"
Danny was released by Luton Town May 2007, after finding first team opportunities limited. After a trial with the Gulls he was offered a one year contract, and has gone on to become a fans favorite. He signed a new contract last season and after making an amazingly quick recovery from a knee injury played a part in United's F.A. Trophy final defeat against Ebbsfleet.

Tyrone Thompson
Date of Birth: 08/05/1982
Height: 5' 9"
Tyrone started his career with his home town club Sheffield United as a trainee. In the 2004/05 season he made the move to Scarborough and became a regular in their starting line-up. He signed for the Gulls this summer after having played for Halifax Town and Crawley and racking up over 150 overall career appearances.

Lee Mansell
Date of Birth: 23/09/1982
Height: 5' 9"
Lee made his Football League debut for Luton Town at the age of just 18, and scored 5 goals from 17 starts in his first season .Later moving to Oxford United he was a near ever-present in Oxford's relegation season of 2005/06. Lee is a popular player with the fans and pleased them by signing a new contract in the summer. A genuine "box to box" player.

Nicky Wroe
Date of Birth: 28/09/1985
Height: 5' 11"
Nicky's a midfielder who likes to get forward, he made 40 appearances for York last season. He started his career at Barnsley, spending five years at the Yorkshire club. After a brief stay at Hamilton, he made the move to York. Paul Buckle made him an offer in May this year.


Chris Zebroski
Date of Birth 29/10/1986
Hieght: 6' 1"
Another player signed on loan Friday from Wycombe Wanderers,and also in line to face the Millers. Previously scoring 19 times in one season for Torquay attracted the attention of Peter Taylor who took him to Adams Park for £20,000. He returns on a month's loan with the possibility of it being made a permanent signing in January. We were thinking they look a bit light up front..then they go and do this!

Tim Sills
Date of Birth: 10/09/1979
Height: 6' 2"
Tim is last season's top scorer with 16 goals from 46 starts. He was playing conference football with Aldershot in 2003 and proved a big hit with 46 goals in 112 appearances. Tim moved into full-time football with Oxford and Hereford but his spells at the two clubs didn't prove as successful as his time at Aldershot. Paul Buckle showed his interest in Tim and he signed for the Gulls in June 2007.

Elliot Benyon
Date of Birth: 29/08/1987
Height: 5' 9"
Elliot is a quick forward who has shown a poachers instinct. He started his career at Bristol City and had two very impressive loan spells at Crawley Town and St Albans during the 2006/07. Elliot will be looking to force his way into the starting line-up after some very impressive displays off the bench last season.

Scott Rendell
Date of Birth: 21/10/1986
Height: 6' 1"
Scott is a hard-working tall centre forward. While at Cambridge United a six-figure bid from Peterborough United was rejected for Scott, but he submitted a written transfer request and was reluctantly allowed to leave initially on loan, with a permanent deal agreed for the end of the season. However his first team chances were limited as the Peterborough front line proved prolific on their way to promotion to League 1, and in November 2008.
Now at Plainmoor he has managed a couple of goals from 8 appearances 4 from the bench. Previous clubs, Reading, Peterborough, Cambridge (loan), Yeovil Town (loan), Aldershot Town, Crawley Town, Forest Green, Cambridge, Hayes (loan)

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