Defender Guy Branston hoping to stay at Torquay United

Guy Branston
Branston was named in the PFA League Two team of the year

Torquay United defender Guy Branston is determined to stay at Plainmoor regardless of the outcome of the club's play-off campaign.

After signing a one-year deal last summer, Branston has been a key figure in the Gulls' promotion push.

Branston, 32, told BBC Devon: "I'd be very honoured to sign another contract with them, I like it here.

"I'm very goal driven, I've got to constantly keep myself at it and prove to people that I can play higher."

The former Burton defender added: "I'm hoping to be here next year. I like the area and I like the people so it's about them coming to me because I think I've done enough for them to offer me a contract.

"If they offer me something that's nowhere near what I'm thinking then you've got to turn around and go somewhere else. That's the harsh reality.

"The last thing I ever want is to be out of the game of football, I've worked so hard to be in it, so why would I want to be out of it?"

Torquay host Shrewsbury in the first leg of the play-off semi-finals on Saturday, with the return leg scheduled for 20 May.

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