Torquay United’s ‘retained list’ delayed

Olaf Koszela of Torquay United Photo: James Fearn/PPAUK.

Olaf Koszela of Torquay United Photo: James Fearn/PPAUK. - Credit: James Fearn/PPAUK

The release of Torquay United's 'retained list' may be delayed a day or two as players ponder their new contract offers.

After talks between manager Gary Johnson and his squad, the Gulls sent out new-deal paperwork by post last week and it was hoped to make an announcement over the weekend.

But written answers are still awaited in a few cases, and it seems that tomorrow or Wednesday is a more likely date.

From a squad of 17 players, it has emerged that five are already under contract for the 2020-2021 season, including both the club's teenage prospects Olaf Koszela and Louie Slough.

It has already been confirmed that Ryan Dickson will not be returning after his extended loan at Truro City, so Johnson has had to make decisions on 11 senior pros.

United finished the curtailed 2019-2020 season with a further six loanees.

Meanwhile, the National League is due to announce how it will finalise table positions after consulting with clubs over the past week.

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