The January transfer window will largely dictate the speed and the amount of incomings and outgoings in United’s squad, according tor Torquay United head coach, Gary Owers.

Despite always on the lookout for potential signings, the Gaffer knows that it is a waiting game while clubs in the EFL and above decide whether or not to loan players out.

“It is not make or break, it could be significant,” said Gary Owers about the window at his weekly press call.

“Although we’re not governed by a [transfer] window,  because it is open to us, January 1st still is significant because some of the players that we’re trying to bring to the Club are on loan at other clubs at the moment. Seven of eight days might be the period of time that we have to wait until we bring in any new players.”

There is still the small chance that signings could appear before United’s Boxing Day trip to Eastleigh FC.

“I wouldn’t say there was no chance because of the sheer volume of people that we’re speaking to. Some of the players think they’re going to get League clubs.  We have the play the game and find the players that suit us.

United’s squad has been gradually reshaped since the arrival of the Gaffer and his assistant, Martin Kuhl.

“I had 27 players when I came in here and that was too many. We’ve thinned it out a little bit. I knew this would happen because of the circumstances, because of the amount of loans we had. We’ll get through the next week or so, I’m sure, and then it will be all systems go trying to recruit new players to get us through until the end of the season.”