Southend's Elliot Benyon returns to Torquay on one-month loan

Torquay United have signed former striker Elliot Benyon from Southend on a one-month loan deal.

The two clubs have also agreed an option to extend the deal until the end of the season.

The 25-year-old left the Gulls for Swindon Town two years ago before joining Southend 12 months later after playing just 12 games for the Robins.

Benyon scored 46 goals in a three-and-a-half-year career at Plainmoor after joining the club from Bristol City.

He has scored just twice in his year at Southend, with both goals coming last March.

Torquay have been looking for a forward to bolster their attacking options for some time with former Exeter and Torquay striker Richard Logan training with the Devon club.