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AFC Bournemouth: Stockley joins Hargreaves at Torquay on loan deal
6:28pm Thursday 9th January 2014 in Sport
CHRIS Hargreaves has wasted no time in utilising his Cherries contacts to make Jayden Stockley his first signing in management.
Hargreaves, who left his post as first team coach at Dean Court to take charge of Torquay United, has drafted in the young striker on loan.
Stockley rejoined the Gulls for a second temporary spell after his first stint with the club had been disrupted by a calf injury.
The homegrown frontman had been with Leyton Orient prior to making the switch to Plainmoor to boost Torquay’s League Two survival chances.
And after making three substitute appearances for Torquay between November 30 and January 1, Cherries confirmed that Stockley had returned to the Gulls on a deal until Saturday, February 8.
Since being fast-tracked by manager Eddie Howe into the senior Cherries set-up, Stockley has experienced fluctuating fortunes. The Poole-born forward was handed his Football League debut by Howe in October 2009 as a 16-year-old. Stockley was subsequently rewarded with a long-term contract but his game-time has been limited.
Meanwhile, Hargreaves has also been linked with a swoop for ex-Dean Court stalwart Shaun Cooper.
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