Gulls swoop for Christie

Torquay United have rescued Iyseden Christie after Stevenage Boro released the striker from his contract at The Lamex Stadium. The 32-year-old striker had seen a move to Kettering Town fall through earlier this month after a loan spell there and Boro wer

Torquay United have rescued Iyseden Christie after Stevenage Boro released the striker from his contract at The Lamex Stadium.

The 32-year-old striker had seen a move to Kettering Town fall through earlier this month after a loan spell there and Boro were desperate to get the player off their wage bill.

Torquay boss Paul Buckle made his move and revealed his delight in securing the former Leyton Orient hitman's services.

"I'm delighted, we are getting a player with a wealth of experience and his record speaks for itself," he told the club's official website.


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"He has scored goals everywhere he has been and, like Tim Sills, his knowledge and ability can only be a positive for the team. It will also benefit the younger players to have another experienced player around to learn from."

Christie admitted he didn't take long deliberating over the move after learning he didn't have a future at Boro.

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"Things moved very quickly last week and once I knew the club were interested in me it didn't take long to make my mind up and I'm very glad to be here.

"I'm looking forward to helping Torquay try and get back into the Football League. I've been brought here for my experience and my scoring record, Paul knows enough about me to know what I can do and players of my age (32) are still in the game because they are doing a good job.

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