billy kee, joining Burton from Torquay United, image by pinnacle photo agency ukTorquay United have sold homesick Northern Ireland Under 21 striker Billy Kee to League Two rivals Burton Albion for an undisclosed fee.

New Gulls boss Martin Ling took the tough decision to let the 20-year-old Leicester-born forward leave for Burton today after securing the long-term loan services of Swindon Town's Wales Under 21 striker Billy Bodin, 19, yesterday.

Ling told the official Torquay United website: "Billy came to see me last week and said that he was massively homesick. He had spoken about the situation to players within the club before and also to Paul Buckle and the staff from last year.

"I'm happy with the money we've received. There were a couple of clubs in the right area of the country that were interested in Billy.

"It is fair to say that Billy Bodin has come in as a direct replacement for Billy Kee. We told Billy Kee that we could not let him go until we had a replacement secured.

"The process has been very quick because Billy Kee is a good player and we wish him all the very best with Burton."

Bodin goes straight into the United squad for tomorrow's league match at Dagenham & Redbridge. Kee has signed a two-year deal with Burton.

Kee moment: Billy Kee in goalscoring action for Torquay United (image courtesy pinnacle photo agency uk)

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