Torquay United head coach Gary Owers is hopeful that winger Jake Gosling can contribute to the 1st team after returning from injury.
Gosling, 24, returns to the fold after a period out with a fractured leg. He came on against Eastleigh on Boxing Day in the 76th minute to keep United in the hunt for a valuable point. It was his first action since coming off against Woking in late August.
“He’s a really good footballer, I’ve seen that,” said Owers at his weekly press call. “I’ve watched him at the training ground and he can do things the other lads can’t do. He’s so talented.”
The Gaffer thinks Gosling can play at a higher level. The first challenge he faces is to gain match fitness and get back into the first team on a regular basis. With the upcoming suspension for George Dowling, Gosling is likely to start against Boreham Wood on Saturday.
“I just want him to come in and show how us how good he is. He looks like he’s got a goal in him. He looks like he’s creative. He looks like he can get us free-kicks and penalties in the final third.”
Gary Owers spoke of his desire to improve players when he first took charge; how the Club can be a place where young players succeed and move up the football pyramid. He sees Gosling as someone who can do just that.
“If he wants to, he can be miles better. If you wanted to sit me in a room with him for about two hours, I could tell him all of the mistakes he’s made over the last couple of years, because he shouldn’t be here.”
You can view an interview with Jake Gosling and goalkeeper Vincent Dorel by clicking here.