Captain Cameron set to lead Magpies against Gulls

Torbay Weekly

Only eight weeks after leaving Plainmoor, former Torquay United vice-captain Kyle Cameron will lead his new club Notts County against the Gulls in the second match of the season later this month.

Cameron, the new captain of the Magpies, has already admitted the debt he owes to the man he's likely to shake hands with before kick-off at Meadow Lane on Saturday, August 28, United skipper and stalwart Asa Hall.

Cameron, 24, has received some criticism from Torquay fans for his 'sideways' move across the National League.

He joined Notts five days after United's play-off final 'shoot-out' defeat to Hartlepool United and less than a fortnight after the Gulls beat the Magpies 4-2 in the semi-finals.

"When I came in, I put my name forward knowing I've had three years as vice-captain at Torquay," he said. "I learned a lot from Asa in that time."

"Shaking hands with Kyle in a different shirt will be a bit different, that's for sure," said Hall.

Meanwhile, United manager Gary Johnson is poised to make his eighth summer signing after United followed a 3-0 defeat to Plymouth Argyle last weekend with a 3-1 win at Southern League Tiverton Town on Tuesday night.

The latest friendly featured four trialists, including ex-Colchester and Cheltenham Town striker Dan Holman, who scored twice.

Ex-Gulls Academy and Yeovil Town midfielder Gabby Rogers gave Tiverton an early lead but Holman replied with a spectacular strike and a penalty on the stroke of half-time.

United, with several senior substitutes on in the second half, clinched the win through Danny Wright (70mins).

"We always get a tough game against Tiverton, and I'm pleased we did," said Johnson.

"We got a bit more experience out there in the second half, quickened things up and had moments when we saw our game more than we have seen previously."