Here are the top 10 current Gulls players as voted by the Yellow Army
1) WILL GOODWIN – UP 3
Gary Johnson singled Will Goodwin out as one young player who is stepping up his game, and it’s hard to disagree. Will plays with more energy, fire and belief than his team mates at the moment. We need this to spread around the squad.
2) RHYS LOVETT – NON-MOVER
Rhys had an excellent game against Wealdstone, making some terrific stops to help avoid another loss. It had been expected that Mark Halstead would return, so fair play to the keeper for standing in well and taking his opportunity.
3) ALI OMAR – UP 3
If you’re looking for positives to take from the first 9 games, then Ali Omar is one of them. The defender is improved from last season, making better decisions, showing his usual commitment and even bagging a 1st Gulls goal at Wealdstone.
4) KIERON EVANS – NEW ENTRY
The wait has been on for Kieron Evans to make an impression in a Gulls shirt, and against Solihull we finally got one. He’s still far from the finished article, but Evans was involved and busy despite United being very much second best on the night.
5) DEAN MOXEY – DOWN 4
The comment about fitness on the PR No.2 came back to bite me, as the defender departed at half time in the Solihull game. No news on his injury (imagine my surprise!), hopefully he’ll be back very soon.
6) DAN MARTIN – UP 2
We need the winter 21-22 version of Dan Martin back for 22-23! The defender has returned to the Gulls team in recent weeks, but lacks sharpness after missing pre-season.
7) ASA HALL – NEW ENTRY
It was starting to look like Asa wouldn’t be playing at all this season, but up he popped at Wealdstone. Making a difference in midfield, his leadership and cajoling was good to have back. Still a key man if he can stay fit.
8) ROSS MARSHALL – DOWN 2
Number 8 seems a little harsh on Marshall, as the defence did well to keep the Stones at bay last weekend. The defender rolls his sleeves up and puts in a shift, a very rough diamond but somebody clearly determined to do well.
9) RYAN HANSON – NEW ENTRY
Ryan did score his first United goal at Southend, but is desperately struggling to make a mark in the United midfield – even getting smacked in the head by a shot on Saturday for his troubles! Central mid is a tough proposition for him at the moment.
10) BEN WYATT – NON-MOVER
Number 10 again this week, Ben Wyatt remains a little lost in this Torquay United team. Fielded around the midfield at Stones didn’t suit him, and it’s surprising to see him further forward than Dan Martin.