In the absence of club captain Josh Gowling through injury, defender Sean McGinty was given the armband for Tuesday night’s 1-0 win over Sutton United.

“It was a no brainer for me,” said Torquay United head coach, Gary Owers.

“Youngy’s (Luke Young) vice-captain, I was aware of that. It was clear in my mind, that Youngy has been my best player by far since I came in the building and I told him that. The last thing he needs is to take on added responsibility of the armband. He just needs to keep doing what he’s doing.

“McGinty is someone who I see as a natural leader and I gave him the opportunity, and he took it really well. I was pleased to give him the extra responsibility because I think there’s a bit more in him, so [I’m] trying to get it out.

“Sean’s someone I think I can improve. He’s got good attributes and he’s got everything to be a good centre-half. [He’s] more than capable at this level and hopefully over time we can improve him.”

“It’s a big honour,” said Sean after leading the club out for the first time.

“I was very proud to lead the team out and obviously I’ve never captained the team before, and I’ve been here two years now.”

“It’s an added responsibility to go out there and lead a team in a game which was very, very important. So, I was very pleased and grateful to have the armband as well”.