STRIKER Elliot Benyon is returning to Torquay United.
The Gulls have re-signed Benyon in a one-month loan deal from Southend.
He will join the rest of the squad for training at Seale Hayne on Monday morning and will be available for the visit of Rotherham to Plainmoor on Tuesday night. The two clubs have also agreed an option to extend the loan deal until the end of the season.
It is just over two years since Benyon left the Gulls for a big-money move to Swindon but found his first-team opportunities limited at the County Ground. After a brief loan spell with Wycombe, he made the permanent switch to Southend in 2012.
His relationship with United began in 2007 when impressive loan spells St Albans and Crawley caught the attention of the coaching staff, who signed the predatory young striker from Bristol City.
Some fans' reactions on Twitter
thistimesurely 10:54pm Finally a sign of some intent. Welcome back Elliot Benyon. Hope you're able to rediscover the form you showed previously. #Benners #TUFC
Jimbo_Lucas 10:48pm Delighted to see Benyon back at the gulls #TUFC might be too late for the playoffs but should give the club a boost!
BobGingerBoards 10:47pm RT @iscaspur: Good to see #tufc making a move in the loan market before Tuesday. #coyy
TomShoolbraid 10:30pm BENYON ON LOAN YESSSSSSSSSS! Weve got the boy from up the road we do! we do! haha get in best news of 2013 #TUFC #ELLIOTBENYON
yellowgirly 10:30pm RT @alex_brownsell: Yes Benners! Chuffed to have him back at #TUFC. The natural goal-getter we need, and still young. Can't wait to see him and Rene linking up.
GlynLey 10:24pm HURRAH! Elliot Benyon on his way back to #TUFC on loan. #goals #poacher
LeeWiddecombe 10:21pm Carlisle looking for Benyon..... SILLLS!! Welcome back Benyon #TUFC
lukehunter8 10:18pm @heyim_becka: Re-signed Elliot Benyon on a months loan; yessssssss!!! #tufc” Thank christtttt for that! :D #saviour
MissAnnaRose1 10:15pm Elliott Benyon!?! Omg living the dream! #myhero #TUFC
Rach_Whiting1 RT @johncadigan: The Benyon is back! Great lift for everyone at the club just when we needed. Well done #TUFC.
Rach_Whiting1 10:10pm Yessssss Elliot Benyon on a month's loan :D #TUFC