FOREST GREEN midfielder LIoyd James has joined National League Torquay United on a one-month loan deal.

James,31, hasn't featured for head coach Mark Cooper's League Two promotion-chasing side this season and becomes Gary Johnson’s ninth loan signing.

Johnson told the Torquay United website: “There is no-one with more experience than Lloyd as far as his footballing CV is concerned. He is a battling midfielder with a definite eye for a pass, and of course the ‘old head’ is as important as anything else at this time.

“At this moment in time it is a short-term loan, and we will see how it develops in the future.”

The player himself is eager to get down to business at Plainmoor.

“I am delighted to come to Torquay,” said James.

“Hopefully I can play a few games and help get the winning feeling back. I’ll be bringing some experience for the younger lads. I like to get on the ball, and get the team ticking.”

Ex-Wales Under-21 international James has previously played for Southampton, Colchester United and Leyton Orient and join Rovers from Exeter City last season on a two-year deal.