Torquay have signed defender George Artemi on a short-term deal until January.

The former Southend youngster has been training with the Gulls since the start of pre-season and has impressed sufficiently to be given his chance at Plainmoor.

Manager Martin Ling told the club's official website: "George has been with us since the summer and has done enough to earn a short-term deal, which is effectively an extended trial.

"His attitude on the training ground is first class and he now has the chance to prove himself worthy of a proper contract."