Postponement may help Gulls in bid to win promotion

Rob Street of Crystal Palace U23 on the ball during the Premier League 2 match between Crystal Palac

Rob Street of Crystal Palace under-23s has signed for Torquay United on loan until the end of the season - Credit: Dan Weir/PPAUK

The postponement of this midweek’s home game against Solihull Moors may just have helped Torquay United in their drive to win the National League and promotion back to the EFL.

Moors reported Covid-19 ‘issues’ as Gulls manager Gary Johnson signed Crystal Palace striker Rob Street, 19, on loan to the end of the season, and he has defender Ben Wynter and midfielder Armani Little on the way back from hamstring injuries.

Street, 19, may debut in Saturday’s FA Trophy tie at Boreham Wood, and the break since United’s 2-1 defeat at Yeovil Town on January 2 gives everyone a chance to be ready for two key league games next week.

Torquay take on Notts County (seventh) away on Saturday, January 23, and Sutton United (third) home on Tuesday, January 26, both clubs with games in hand.

Meanwhile, former promotion-winning United goalkeeper Gary McGuire, who played 34 games 1966-67, has died at the age of 82.