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."