Date: 11th October 2013 at 10:25pm
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Alan Knill has a new addition to the team ahead of our game against Wycombe Wanderers and the club have given an injury update.

Firstly, Torquay have loaned Leicester City midfielder Jak McCourt on an initial one month youth loan deal.

Knill has made the move following news that Ben Harding will most likely miss the next three weeks following a foot injury.

McCourt, subject to paperwork, goes straight into the squad for tomorrow’s game against Wycombe and he has been handed the No 17 shirt for the duration of his spell.

Torquay’s physio is a much happier man also today, and Alan Knill has revealed that contrary to serious fears that Krystian Pearce’s illness could be heart problem related are unfounded following the results of tests that everybody was waiting for.

The young defender spent three days in hospital recently, and had previously been given permission to resume training ahead of other tests coming back, and they thankfully show that although he does have a blood condition, it is one that can be managed and will allow him obviously to continue his career and development as a footballer.

He has been in training this week and looks set to start against Wanderers.

From heart problems, to sickle cell, and everything else that all feared, the news clearly is good for Pearce – and that’s more important than football really.

We have already had news that Aaron Downes’ injury also isn’t as bad as first feared, and Michael Poke has also returned to training this week and may be fit enough for a place on the bench this weekend.