New Truro City boss would 'love' return of Yetton to Treyew Road
Steve Tully wants Truro City’s highly accomplished performance in beating Weymouth 2-1 on Tuesday evening, to become the benchmark for his team after being confirmed as the Tigers’ boss for next season by club chairman Pete Masters following the game.
The former Exeter City and Torquay United defender also revealed he will try and tempt City scoring legend Stewart Yetton back to Treyew Road for next season.
Yetts in a new boxing guise!
Yetton, who scored 226 goals for City in 316 games, gave new club Weymouth the lead against his former team, before Les Afful and Neil Slateford goals earned City the win which ended any lingering fears of relegation.
With the club’s status secure, Mr Masters wasted no time in announcing to me that he saw Tully and his assistant Wayne Carlisle as the men to take the club forward and drive a return to Conference football.
Delighted to be given the job, Tully said of Yetton: “If he was playing for us tonight he would have had ten. He is a goalscorer and everyone knows he loves the club. I would love to have him back.”
Tully has already started planning for next season and with four games left to play said the squad were playing for new contracts.
He added: “They have got to prove to me and Wayne they want to be here next season. They have got to play as if their lives depended on it.
“Tonight was the benchmark of how we want the team to play. It has taken six games, but they are now buying into what we want. As well as some good attacking football, we showed a resilience, which we have not showed too often this season.
“It was a proper team performance. It is what we expect. Saturday (against Chippenham) was well below that. Everyone put in a shift. It was chalk and cheese.”
City are in action at relegated Bedford Town on Saturday and then at Biggleswade on Tuesday. Paul Kendall misses both matches through suspension, but Jake Ash returns.