DANNY WRIGHT is a proven goalscorer in the National League and he has played his part in Torquay's excellent start to the season.

The 36-year-old striker joined the Gulls in the summer after leaving Solihull Moors and he has scored six goals in the opening 10 games of the season, including a hat-trick in the 5-0 thrashing of Hartlepool on October 31.

With Wright in the goals, Gary Johnson's side have won eight of their 10 matches, drawing one and only losing to Eastleigh, to become National League leaders.

It is definitely a case of so far, so good for the experienced frontman.

"I was out of contract at Solihull and spoke to Torquay in the summer," said Wright.

"I was at a crossroads where to head with my career and Torquay was the right fit.

"Obviously I know the manager and assistant really well, and it is a great opportunity to keep my career going.

"I still feel as fit as ever. I worked hard in lockdown to keep my fitness up, ready for when something came up and it is going well for me.

"It is certainly paying off so far.

"We have started well. I have got a good group of players around me and I have got the easy job of tapping the ball in the net after they have done all the work!"

The well-travelled Wright, who played for Wrexham from 2011 to 2013, also counts Histon, Cambridge, Forest Green, Gateshead, Kidderminster and Cheltenham among his former clubs.

In his career he won the Conference South with Histon in 2007, the FA Trophy with Wrexham in 2013 and the National League for Cheltenham in 2016.