07 February 2013

Hodges believes win not far away

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TRURO City's players have not enjoyed the taste of victory for more than two months, but manager Lee Hodges is convinced that long awaited first win after nine games without a victory is not far away.

This Saturday, City continue their increasingly desperate search for a three pointer when they travel to play eighth-placed Hayes & Yeading, who are currently playing their home games at Woking's Kingfield Stadium, while their new stadium is being constructed.

And for the second successive week, City will be up against a team which has recently parted company with its manager after Nas Bashir left the club by "mutual consent". Director of football Tony O'Driscoll has taken temporary charge.

It did not help City at Dover last Saturday where, despite a second half fight back, they lost 3-2 (see page 108), but perhaps this time City can use the situation to get the points.

And Hodges believes his team's play in recent games had not reaped the points it deserved. He said: "We are not too far away. The lads have deserved a lot more for the way they have played. We just need that win to put a few smiles on our faces."

Hodges is still looking to strengthen his squad and this week took in the friendly between Plymouth Argyle and Torquay United at Home Park.

Among those in action were former City players keeper Ollie Chenoweth and striker Isaac Vassell, who both had loan spells at Treyew Road.

However, one player looking to be his way out of the club is Bobby Hopkinson. Hodges said: "I have had a chat with Bobby and told him perhaps it's time for him to move on and play some more games and take the opportunity to get a bit fitter."

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