Kevin Nicholson: Torquay United boss says attackers have freedom

Kevin Nicholson
Kevin Nicholson picked himself at left back for his first game in charge against Aldershot

Torquay's new manager Kevin Nicholson says his players will be given the freedom to express themselves.

Nicholson took over as player-manager at Plainmoor at the end of September following Paul Cox's resignation, but lost his first game 2-0 to Aldershot.

"I need my attacking players to go past people," he told BBC Radio Devon.

"People like (James) Hurst, (Tyrone) Marsh and Shepherd (Murombedzi) are the players you want to express themselves and not feel you've caged them in."

The Gulls have gone 11 matches in a row without a win and sit 22nd in the National League.

Zimbabwean Murombedzi joined Torquay in the summer from Reading's academy and made his first start since August on Saturday.

"He's quite a deep thinker," Nicholson added.

"He's not been playing much and he's not played in the style that I'm hoping to play. When he puts a cross in we've got to get everybody thinking that they're going to score, as opposed to waiting."

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