CRUEL TWIST: United trialist Jack Deaman fell victim to the difficult conditions at the Seale Hayne centre when he twisted an ankle badly in training last Friday.
Ex-Wrexham and Birmingham defender Deaman, 20, damaged ligaments and he will be out for some time.
Price offer pays off in grand way
'GRAND' TOTAL: United have now passed the 1,000-mark for season-ticket holders this season.
The current figure is 1,031, justifying the club's decision to extend the 'Early Bird' price offer.
United eventually sold 1,042 season tickets in 2012-2013, but that did include 'Half Season' books offered in December.
Ladies' signing Vicki's Gulls link
ONCE A GULL, ALWAYS...: Vicki Fannon, Torquay United Ladies' latest signing, is the fiancee of former Gulls midfielder Matt Hockley.
The Ladies started their season with a 5-3 win at West Cleeve Town, thanks to a Laura Gough hat-trick and further goals from Hayley Chamberlain and Louisa Stentiford-Crook.
Youth side take on Robins in opener
TORQUAY United's Youth team opens its Football Alliance South-West campaign against Cheltenham Town at Plainmoor on Saturday (11am). Admission is free.