Date: 3rd February 2014 at 10:23pm
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Torquay United have signed midfielder Joss Labadie on a permanent deal which will expire at the end of the season.

The 23 year old has been on loan with us over the course of the last month, but given that he was out of contract with parent club Notts County at the end of the season and obviously wasn’t figuring in the plans of their new manager Shaun Derry, Torquay first enquired about a loan deal which would run until the end of the current campaign, but following discussions between the club and the player, they agreed to mutually terminate his contract in order for him to move to us on a permanent deal as a free agent.

The contract cancellation went through ahead of the closure of the transfer deadline, and he promptly signed the new short term deal with us.

Having enjoyed two good spells at Torquay, starting with his spell under Alan Knill at the end of last season where he helped us to survival, Labadie will no doubt be hoping to replicate that success and earn himself a much longer term deal with us.

Obviously the speed to which the deal went through enabled him to play his first game as officially our own player against Portsmouth last weekend.