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Dagenham & Redbridge allow Elliott Romain to leave on loan for Torquay United

Torquay United will hope striker Elliott Romain can help fire them off the bottom of the National League after he joined on loan from Dagenham & Redbridge until the end of the season.

Gary Owers’ side sit 11 points adrift of safety with 17 games to play and the experienced manager has drafted in some firepower as his sixth signing of the January window.

Romain, 26, signed for Dagenham at the start of 2017 for an undisclosed fee from Eastbourne Borough after scoring 23 goals.

Since the start of the month, he’s been on loan at Welling United in the National League South where he netted twice in as many games – and now Owers has swooped to bring him to the Gulls.

“He is someone I have know about for a while,” he said.

“He attracted attention when he was at Eastbourne. John Still, who has a great record of signing players from lower levels signed him.

“He is someone that can come in and make a big impact in terms of scoring goals. He works really hard and can play up front by himself and as part of a two.

“He has had an injury, but he is over that now and he’s had a successful loan spell recently at Welling where he got on the score sheet.

“I spoke to him and he was keen to come which is another plus. Hopefully he is going to add something to the team.”

Torquay host high-flying Bromley this Saturday at Plainmoor.

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