Danny Racchi: Torquay midfielder 'playing to save career', says boss

Danny Racchi
Danny Racchi counts Huddersfield, York, Bury and Kilmarnock among his former clubs

Torquay United midfielder Danny Racchi is "playing to save his career", says Gulls manager Kevin Nicholson.

The 27-year-old moved to Plainmoor in February and the club's current five-game unbeaten run has coincided with the five games that Racchi has started.

"He's got a great attitude, he wants to win, he wants everything badly because he's not been playing regularly for a few years," Nicholson told BBC Devon.

"He feels like he's got a point to prove and a career to save."

Racchi was released by National League North side Tamworth in December, having begun the season at Halifax.

Torquay are still three points from safety with a game on hand after a 0-0 draw with high-flying Braintree on Tuesday.

"He's been solid since he came here," added player-manager Nicholson, who has not featured in a league game since the Gulls' recent good form began.

"He's got a calming influence on the ball, that was one reason why I felt the time was right for me to come out of the team because I always like to see that as part of what I bring.

"Well Danny does that from the middle of the pitch now, so I can have dynamic full-backs now in the two that we've got and it's made a real difference."

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