Crewe's Thierry Audel is set to go on trial at Torquay ahead of a proposed loan move, his parent-club have confirmed.

The French defender arrived at Alex during the summer but has failed to make his mark at the Alexandra Stadium, making just one start in the 3-0 defeat to Gillingham, prompting a potential move to Plainmoor.

Gulls manager Chris Hargreaves will cast his eye over the 27-year-old during a short stay on the south coast before deciding whether to make a loan move for the former Auxerre youth player.