Torquay United sign free-agent James McQuilkin

James McQuilkin
McQuilkin spent much of his career at Hereford, making 88 appearances

Torquay United have signed free-agent midfielder James McQuilkin on a non-contract basis.

Former Northern Ireland under-21 international McQuilkin, 25, left League One Walsall in the summer and has been without a club since then.

He came through the West Bromwich Albion youth set up, and then spent two years with Zlin in the Czech Republic.

Hereford offered him a return to England, where he made 88 appearances before the move to Walsall in 2013.

Meanwhile, Gulls winger Niall Thompson is set to sign for Truro City on a one-month loan deal.