Date: 12th October 2015 at 10:34am
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Player manager Kevin Nicholson has highlighted the travelling army for the role they played in the one nil victory over Southport at the weekend.

With the winning goal coming from Fisher in only the second minute of the match to bring an end to a five game losing streak and to register only our third victory over the campaign, a delighted Nicholson told the Official Site that it was credit to the players, but also the travelling supporters.

Army after they played their part in our 1-0 win at Southport.

‘The fans travelled for over five hours to get to the game and support us. They will have had everything crossed for us to get back to winning ways and they certainly played their part in our victory. The least we can do is go over and show our appreciation at the end; that would be the case regardless of whether we win, lose or draw. They pay good money to follow the team and their support is so important to us. Hopefully they will have seen enough to warrant the trip up to Southport and they will be there again at Woking on Tuesday evening.’

As for MacDonald, he has been skipper for the first two games of Nicholson’s charge so far, and the 22 year old admitted it was a surprise, but a welcome one.

‘It came as a massive surprise to be given the captain`s armband, to be honest. One minute the new manager came in and the next he announced that I was going to be his skipper. It has given me a big boost and I want to be able to repay that faith and help the team progress. I`ve played alongside the Gaffer here before, so I know what he brings to the table. I like the structure he has; he can be stern when he needs to, but he gets his message across and the lads are responding to him. There is a good atmosphere around the place and the lads are full of belief. Our performance levels have been good in the last two games and now we will be looking to take this into Saturday`s game at Southport.’

In other Torquay news, long standing employee Kenny Veysey has announced his decision to leave his role of goalkeeping coach and kit man. He will leave for the final time following the weekend’s home game against Grimsby Town.

The 48 year old has had a 28 year association with the club, performing a number of roles and duties as required, and although the club didn’t want him to depart they understand that he feels it’s the right time for him to move on.