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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Torquay Not Expected to Appeal against Point Deduction

Torquay United are not expected to appeal against their one point deduction for playing an unregistered player against Hereford United last February.

The Herald Express reports that the Gulls have a board meeting today which is likely to confirm the decision.

Torquay are outside a League Two play-off place by just one point but the paper suggests that should they appeal to the Football League, the club doubts they will change their mind.

Given their view and decision, in effect, to accept their one point deduction it seems unlikely Hereford United will appeal against their three point deduction for playing Rob Purdie in the same game. The Bulls didn't have the correct paperwork about his new deal with the League within the correct time frame.

Club Chairman, David Keyte, has 28 days from the date of the decision, April 6th, to decide whether to appeal.

In truth, whatever Torquay's view, there will be little point appealing if the Bulls can avoid relegation. However Keyte's decision will have to be made before the final game of the season has taken place.

Another reason why a win for the Bulls next Saturday against Bradford City is so important.