Craig Stanley speaks on Torquay move

MORECAMBE midfielder Craig Stanley has moved to set the record straight over his deadline day loan move to Torquay.

Stanley’s month-long move surprised many fans and the former Hereford man said he had been contacted by fans asking him why he had left the club.

He told the club’s website: “A lot of Morecambe fans have text me and put two and two together and got 22. People seem to think the manager and I have fallen out but that simply isn’t the case.

“I moved purely for football reasons. I was told I might be out of the side for a few games and Torquay were interested in me just before deadline day.

“I’m out of contract in the summer and I need to be playing and showing what I can do.

“A couple of years ago I said some things I perhaps shouldn’t have done but everything has been fine since then. Whenever I wasn’t playing people seemed to think it was because there had been a disagreement between me and the manager but that just wasn’t the case. The manager of a club always has decisions to make and players have to accept that.

“I have done that and am enjoying my time at Torquay. It seems strange to be one of the oldest payers in the squad at my age but there are some really good young players and I’m enjoying it.

“I’m here for a month initially and we’ll just see what happens after that.”