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After another turbulent week in the history of the club, the identity of the man who intends to save Truro City Football Club has been revealed.
Truro have been in crisis with unpaid players threatening to leave, continuing High Court battles over alleged unpaid debts and rumours rife surrounding the future of chairman, Kevin Heaney.
But this week William Harrison-Allan, chairman of rivals Salisbury City FC, confirmed his company, CGA Holdings, paid the players' wages and is working on a deal to secure the club's future.
Harrison-Allan made it clear the deal was nothing to do with Salisbury City. He described Mr Heaney as "a mate" and said the deal being developed should reassure fans.
He said: "CGA Holdings paid the wages last week. I wanted to make sure the players got their money and that was done with Kevin Heaney's agreement."
Harrison-Allan said details of the property deal that would save TCFC were still being worked out but he hoped to be able to clarify the situation soon.
He has been credited with rescuing Salisbury City from a £500,000 annual loss.
He said: "We are not investing in TCFC. It's a property deal that will help Kevin Heaney make sure that TCFC keeps going – it will secure the future of TCFC.
"I can reassure the fans that if this goes through it secures TCFC and its ground for the foreseeable future."
Harrison-Allan said Heaney, who has not been available for comment in recent weeks, was suffering from health problems. He said: "Kevin is not well at the moment and the stress of this is not helping him."
Harrison-Allan paid tribute to the property developer, who has overseen Truro's success in gaining five promotions in six years and a victory in the FA Vase.
He said: "Kevin Heaney is a mate of mine. He needs somebody on his side. He is a bit of a colourful character. He has put his heart and soul into getting TCFC where it is."
Companies House records showed Heaney's appointment as a director of TCFC ended on August 3. New chief executive Mark Woolcock was appointed, removed and reappointed to its board since the beginning of July.
With their wages paid, it seems the squad will remain, reliant on suitable assurances for the rest of the season.
City intend to travel up tomorrow for their opening Blue Square Premier League game against Billericay, who are making their bow at this level after winning the Ryman League's premier division.