Sherring wins the Twitchin Award

Sam Sherring of Torquay United during the National League match between Torquay United and Aldershot

Sam Sherring of Torquay United during the National League match between Torquay United and Aldershot Town at Plainmoor Torquay, Devon on Tuesday 27th April 2021 - PHOTO: Dave Crawford/PPAUK - Credit: Dave Crawford/PPAUK

On-loan defender Sam Sherring has won the Ian Twitchin Trophy, awarded to the Torquay United player who makes most appearances in a season - and it came down to minutes. 

Sherring, 21, joined the Gulls on the eve of last season from AFC Bournemouth and ended up making the same amount of appearances (48) as midfielders Connor Lemonheigh-Evans and Adam Randell, himself on loan from Plymouth Argyle. 

Officials from Torquay United Supporters' Trust (TUST) held a 'countback' before announcing that Sherring had just come out on top. 

United manager Gary Johnson has hinted that a new loan deal for Sherring, who has just signed a new contract at Bournemouth, remains a possibility for next season, although new Cherries boss Scott Parker may have other options in mind for the young centre-back. 

Sherring will follow two more defenders, Liam Davis and Kyle Cameron, in winning the ITT, donated by Twitchin's family in memory of the Teignmouth-born player who made 435 appearances from 1970-71. 

Meanwhile, released duo Josh Umerah and Matt Buse have become the latest United players to find fresh employment. 

Striker Umerah and midfielder Buse have both signed for National League rivals Wealdstone. 

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