Ryan Bowman: Torquay United sign York City striker

By Brent PilnickBBC Sport
Ryan Bowman
Bowman has scored 35 goals in 134 games for four clubs

Torquay United have signed York City striker Ryan Bowman on free transfer.

Bowman scored eight times for York after and had a year left to run on his contract.

The 22-year-old, who has agreed a two-year deal, is the fourth new player to join the club since Torquay were relegated to the Conference in May.

Bowman began his career at Carlisle United in 2009, moved to Darlington for a season in 2011 and switched to Hereford 12 months later.

Meanwhile, Torquay manager Chris Hargreaves says he is to have talks with veteran striker Jamie Cureton over a possible move to Plainmoor on Friday.

The 38-year-old forward is a free agent after being in May.

"If it's right for this football club then it will be great, if not then we wish each other all the best," Hargreaves said of Cureton, who has scored 258 goals in his 21-year career.

"If it works for both parties it's something we'd look to maybe do.

"But myself and Jamie have both been in the game for a long time and it's got to work for both of us.

"He's a goalscorer and a winner and that's two things that are very difficult to get in football."

So far, all of Hargreaves' outfield signings have attacking intent, with and joining the club last month.

Hargreaves has been looking to bolster an area that contributed to the club's last season.

Of the 13 recognised strikers that played for the Gulls last season, not one of them scored more than three goals as they finished bottom of League Two.