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Truro City boss and staff pledge to stay on at troubled club

By Rhod_Mitchell  |  Posted: September 10, 2012

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Truro City manager Lee Hodges and his coaching staff  of Dave Newton, Ian Leigh and Deba Sidhu   have confirmed that they will stay with the  financially troubled club for at least another month.

The club entered administration last week  and its future is hanging in the balance, but the news that Hodges and his staff will stay is a welcome boost.

However, it is unclear whether all the players will follow suit.

Keeper Tim Sandercombe  has been approached by Oxford City and  a  decision is  expected within two days, while Ben Adlesbury, who is currently injured,  is wanted by   Eastbourne Borough.

The midfielder has  resumed running, and may  possibly ready for subs bench this Saturday against Bromley if he stays.

Speculation about the future of Les Afful is also rife.

Hodges said: "We had a meeting with the administrator on Thursday and the situation basically boils down to everyone having to decide within the next few days whether or not they are to stay on or leave the club. 

"I have said to them all that I hope they will choose to stay but that I will obviously understand if they choose to leave.  The situation on the playing side should be a lot clearer by the end of the week.

"I am hopeful that we will be able to field a team for this Saturday (at home to Bromley in league), and it will be really important to get as many supporters as we can  into the ground for that game. 

"The administrator has explained that with a good gate it should be possible to pay the boys some of that."

Last Saturday City crashed to an abject 8-0 defeat at Maidenhead Utd.

Commenting on the defeat Hodges said:  "It was the proverbial game of two halves.  The boys had done fantastically well at the start of the season and they could really have done with a break, or at least to have some fresh faces available to come on, but of course we haven't got any. 

"They have given it their all, but after the first half at Maidenhead (1-0 at half-time) they just weren't at the races. 

"I think everything caught up with them and their minds were elsewhere, which was disappointing. 

"I said to the lads afterwards that if it does turn out to be the last game for some of them it will have been a very disappointing way to sign off. 

"I think we will still have some of the first team players available for Saturday, and as I say it is really important now to get as many people as possible in to see that match."

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  • goliath_david  |  September 11 2012, 7:27PM

    Really? What about the paralympian who moaned about his opponent after the track race when he lost because the winner shouldn't have been in his race with 2 running blades? I'm sure theres more to Truro city than just the first team, I mean what about kids teams, ladies etc? Many clubs go into administration these days, would you want Plymouth to be packed up?

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  • Sarah_Jones11  |  September 11 2012, 9:52AM

    Get over yourself Goliath ! Real sport was on display at the Olympics all Summer long - people putting the sport first, aiming for excellence and competing in a respectful and sporting manner. Exactly what at Truro City could be considered Honest, Sporting or even Legal????????????????

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  • goliath_david  |  September 11 2012, 8:48AM

    Ooh get you! Obviously been spurned by something at TCFC in years gone by - tehy will be like a phoenix from the flames, and rise once again. Well done to the staff for their committment.

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  • Sarah_Jones11  |  September 10 2012, 10:43AM

    Lets be honest, this whole saga has dragged on long enough, kindest thing now would be to put the whole club out of his misery and close it down!

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