Fabian Speiss: Torquay United promotion 'not unrealistic' aim

Fabian Spiess
Fabian Spiess played three times for Bristol Rovers in the Conference last season

Torquay United goalkeeper Fabian Speiss says it is not unrealistic for the club to be aiming for promotion.

The Gulls have a playing budget of almost half of last year's total and are still trialling players as the new National League season approaches.

"I want to get promoted. I've always said it since I've come here," he said.

"I have the highest ambitions and I think they're not unrealistic at all, to be honest," the former Notts County goalkeeper told BBC Sport.

Speiss signed for Torquay last month after spending pre-season on trial at Plainmoor.

"I want the club to do well, I want to get myself back to where I was, get my confidence up and play games and improve," he added.

"I've got high ambitions, I want us to get promoted. There's no point thinking we'll sit in mid-table, we always have to aspire to be at the top.

"I think the team can do well, from what I've seen in training the lads are all up for it and hopefully we'll have a good season."