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Brough's back for United

By This is SouthDevon  |  Posted: April 09, 2009

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TORQUAY United have recalled defender Michael Brough from his loan spell at Salisbury City.

The decision comes less than a week after the Gulls agreed to extend Brough's three-month loan with the Whites until the end of the season, but only five days before United travel to play City at the Raymond McEnhill Stadium on Easter Monday.

Former Notts County, Stevenage and Forest Green player Brough, 27, has played 13 games for Salisbury, many of them alongside the already-returned Chris Todd, during a highly successful period which saw City pull away from Blue Square Premier relegation trouble.

But Gulls manager Paul Buckle has decided that he wants all the players who could be involved in United's promotion push around him for the last five games of the league season.

After invoking the 24-hour recall clause, Buckle said: "I just think that the loan has served its purpose for us and for them.

"We are going into a run of games in quick succession, where injuries are always a risk, and it makes total sense to bring Michael back.

"He can't play for Salisbury against us next Monday anyway.

"I'm just trying to cover every single angle we can.

"Michael is fit, strong, he's been playing well for Salisbury and he will come back to us in contention.

"It gets him back into the swing of things and training with the squad I want to take us into the last few weeks of the season."

Following United's 1-0 win at Burton on Monday, Tuesday night's results offered more encouragement for the Gulls.

Third-placed Cambridge lost 2-1 at Stevenage (6th), and both Histon (4th) and Kidderminster (5th) were held by lower opposition, Histon 0-0 at Wrexham and the Harriers 2-2 at Forest Green.

Kidderminster also had two players, centre-half Martin Riley and striker Justin Richards, sent off, and they will be suspended for tonight's trip to Ebbsfleet.

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