Gulls can cope without O'Kane

O'Kane: Now at Bournemouth

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Torquay are unlikely to replace Eunan O'Kane after the midfielder joined Bournemouth, according to manager Martin Ling.

O'Kane, 22, signed a three-year contract at Dean Court this week in a deal reported to be in the region of £175,000.

"Don't presume that the Eunan money will be spent on a mirror image of Eunan O'Kane," Ling told BBC Sport.

"The Eunan money will be spent, if needed, on areas that develop as the pre-season and the season develops.

"If you look at the squad at the moment - it's a balanced squad, there's 22 players there.

"There's Billy Bodin who can play the Eunan role with his eyes shut, there's Danny Stevens who can play the Eunan role as well."