Date: 4th June 2010 at 5:50pm
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ANY hopes Accrington Stanley had of clinging onto Northern Irish international striker Billy Kee, have today been crushed, as the former Leicester City man penned a deal with Torquay United.

The 19-year-old scored nine goals in 22 appearances in East Lancashire and quickly became a fans favourite at the Crown Ground during a loan spell with the club last season.

His parent club Leicester, decided not to offer Kee a new contract, sparking Stanley boss John Coleman into life, as he quickly tabled a contract.

But it is thought that the striker wanted a set training ground with good resources, something that Stanley simply could not offer to him, as the team still travel to Preston to train in a Sports Village.

Gulls boss Paul Buckle said: “Billy epitomises everything we try and do at Torquay United. He is hard working and has an excellent attitude.”

So that is our striking trio gone, Coley needs to act quickly to get some goal scorers on the cheap, as we no longer have Billy, Michael Symes or Bobby Grant after the latter signed for AFC Bournemouth and Scunthorpe United respectively.