Truro City bring the curtain down on their season at home to Burnham on Saturday (3pm), but manager Steve Tully and assistant Wayne Carlisle are already well advanced in their planning to mount a promotion challenge for the next campaign.
will be the pair’s tenth in charge and three points against the struggling Buckinghamshire visitors will give them a fourth win in City’s last five Calor League premier division outings.
And after giving the players May off, it will be back to a once a week “training camp” in June before a return to full time training in July, ahead of the start of the new league season on August 9.
Friendlies are starting to be lined-up, with matches against Falmouth Town, Helston, Bath City, Weston-super-Mare and either Torquay United or Plymouth Argyle in the pipeline.
Contract offers have gone out to a number of players, including joint top scorer Liam Eddy, as Tully looks to firm up his squad for a promotion challenge next season.
The City boss said: “Liam is raw but he knows how to make the right runs in the box to score goals and you can’t teach that.
“If we can get him fitter he will score goals. We want him to stay here and he wants to stay.”
He and Carlisle will be holding a meeting with the squad on Tuesday to set out the way ahead over the summer.
Tully is also keen on building better links with local clubs and intends to meet several clubs over the coming weeks.
He said: “We need to build bridges with them, so perhaps we could loan a couple of players to them and we could help each other.”
Tully intends to get together a squad of 15-16, plus three or four trialists, for pre-season.
And he added that he was excited about the challenge ahead.
He said: “This is only the beginning. It is all about building momentum.”
After the game, the end of season awards ceremony takes place in the clubhouse. A
poll for the Supporters' Player of the season will take place at and fans are urged to vote.
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