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Torquay midfielder Labadie hit with ten-match suspension

Torquay United midfielder Joss Labadie has received a 10-game suspension and a £2,000 fine from the FA after being found guilty of violent conduct.

Labadie was involved in an alleged biting incident involving Chesterfield's Ollie Banks in their League Two meeting last month.

Torquay United can confirm we have received notification of the verdict from the FA on Joss Labadie's misconduct charge. The Club will now consider our options before deciding whether to appeal.

– A Torquay statement on Labadie's suspension

Torquay dismiss manager Alan Knill

Knill leaves Torquay 23rd in League Two. Credit: PA

Torquay have terminated the contract of manager Alan Knill.

The former Bury boss, who has been in charge of the Gulls on a permanent basis since May having impressed as temporary boss, had seen his Gulls side lose to Devon rivals Exeter and then Plymouth within the last week.

"It is with great regret that Torquay United can announce we have terminated the contract of manager Alan Knill," a club statement said.

"The first half of this season has not gone as we all hoped and the Board at Plainmoor believe now is the right time for a change.



O'Kane signs on

Eunan O'Kane
New Bournemouth signing Eunan O'Kane at the PFA Awards. Credit: PA

Bournemouth midfielder Eunan O'Kane was selected in the League Two team of the year last season thanks to his stellar performances for Torquay.