THE search for a new manager at Torquay United has now reached the final stages of what has been a rigorous process.

We have been extremely heartened and enthused by both the quality and quantity of applications received, which has ensured a thorough selection process has been undertaken here at Plainmoor.

We are now at an advanced stage of negotiations and, while an announcement will not be made before tomorrow’s big game at home to Wrexham, we would like to reassure the Yellow Army that a final decision is very close.

It has been a complicated process and we do understand the frustration of supporters that stems from uncertainty, but please rest assured this is a decision the club is taking very seriously.

In the meantime, please get behind Robbie Herrera and the lads for tomorrow’s game, and help us bring home the first three points of the campaign.