Torquay have today signed 21 year old defender Tom Aldred from Colchester on a loan deal which will last until 2nd January 2012.
Martin Ling has brought Aldred in due to a nasty groin injury for center defender Brian Saah which occurred during United's match against Argyle last weekend. Although there is Chris Robertson, United currently have no back up available.
Ling says "He is a tall lad, Watford saw massive potential in him but it didn't really take off for him there."
"I watched him play for Watford reserves three times last year when I was scouting for Walsall and he really impressed me.
The powerful Scot moved to Colchester from Watford in the summer after also enjoying loan spells with Stockport County and Inverness Caledonian Thistle. He began his career at Carlisle United, joining Watford in the summer of 2010.
Tom will be given the squad number 20 and the deal has now been confirmed by the Football League.