LING ON LOOKOUT FOR NEW TQ1 NUMBER ONE

peterborough keeper bobby olejnik, image courtesy phil mingo at pinnacle Torquay United manager Martin Ling is on the lookout for a new first team keeper to replace former TQ1 number one Bobby Olejnik.

Highly rated Austrian shot stopper Olejnik, 25, has joined Championship outfit Peterborough on a three-year contract for a substantial, undisclosed fee from Torquay.

"The move has come a little earlier than I expected because I felt we may get another year from Bobby before a Championship club came in for him," admits Ling.

"It is a great deal for our club and for Bobby, and my job as a manager is to buy low, sell for a profit and then fetch in low again. That is the nature of the beast in League 2 and this has been a great bit of business."

Ling signed Olejnik from Falkirk on a free transfer last summer.

The Torquay boss adds: "Obviously, we have lost a very good goalkeeper and I am speaking to agents to say we need a new 'keeper, as well as the other targets we're looking at."

Ling predicts a bright future for Vienna-born Olejnik, saying: "Bobby has been a pleasure to have at the club and deserves the move.

“My hat goes off to Bobby and there is no way we could stand in the way of an opportunity for him at a Championship cub. He has been a pleasure to work with from start to finish."

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