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The boys are back in town!

By This is SouthDevon  |  Posted: May 22, 2009

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TORQUAY UNITED took their promotion party to the streets yesterday evening with an open-top bus tour to their Civic Reception at the Town Hall.

The Gulls paraded their Blue Square Premier Play-Off trophy, and were cheered away from Plainmoor and up St Marychurch Road by hundreds of United fans.

The route took the Wembley heroes up through Hele Road before heading down to Torquay's sea front, where they circled the Clock Tower and made their way to the Town Hall.

One player especially looking forward to the proceedings was midfielder Nicky Wroe.

Players' player of the year Wroe had to make an early exit from Sunday's jubilant party at Wembley Stadium to join up with the England C squad.

"I've got some celebrating to catch up on," said the 23-year-old, who headed back to visit family in Barnsley after playing in the 1-0 defeat to Belgium U21s on Tuesday night.

Wroe then returned to Torbay yesterday afternoon especially for last night's bus tour, which left Plainmoor at 6pm.

Left back Kevin Nicholson described the scene outside the ground as 'unbelievable'.

"It's not even started yet but look at the place, it's packed.

"It's a great night for it and it's a great achievement and I'm sure everybody is going to enjoy the night."

GARY BRABIN will continue as manager of beaten play-off finalists Cambridge United in the Blue Square Premier next season.

Former Gulls loanee Brabin was interviewed for the job at Blackpool earlier this week, but the Championship side yesterday appointed former Plymouth Argyle boss Ian Holloway on a one-year contract.

Meanwhile, Weymouth have appointed their former defender Matt Hale as their new manager.

One player Hale won't have at the Wessex Stadium is defender Stephen Reed – the ex-Gull has just signed for League Two side Macclesfield Town.

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    Andy, Paignton  |  May 22 2009, 2:40PM

    It was great to see so many 'Sparkworld' shirts around, sadly very few from the past successful season! One assumes the Club sold very few for whatever reason? Strong rumours that next season a curry house will be sponsoring .. I hope that includes the shorts!!!

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