21 June 2013

Truro City squad starts to take shape (Rhod Mitchell - West Briton)

NEW Truro City boss Steve Massey's has expressed his delight at signing up highly-rated young Bodmin Town midfielder Olly Brokenshire.

An influential member of last season's Bodmin's treble-winning squad, the 21-year-old, is another important addition to City's squad who will be playing in the Southern League's premier division after their place was confirmed at Saturday's annual meeting.

Massey said: "I am really thrilled he has decided to come, and that he wants to test himself at a higher level."

Also coming to Treyew Road are two more young midfielders, both from St Blazey in Dan Evans and George Swain.

They will join another Blaise Park player in striker Seb Broomfield. The trio have all had professional experience, with Swindon paying £30,000 for Evans as an 18-year-old.

Plymouth Parkway's left footer Warren Daw, who can play at either full-back or central defence, is another new arrival.

Striker Jared Sims, who was released by Plymouth Argyle at the end of the season, has also been confirmed as a new face at his home town club.

Massey, who replaced Lee Hodges as manager earlier this month, is also waiting to hear from Les Afful, who did not miss a game in the league last season.

Skipper Jake Ash and midfielders Joe Broad and Cody Cooke from last season's squad have already signed up for next season, along with keeper Ollie Chenoweth, after his release from Plymouth Argyle.

An offer has also been made to Bideford striker Matt Andrew and attacker Saul Halpin, who was released by Torquay United at the end of the season, has also expressed an interest to joining. But hopes of signing Bodmin Town striker Chris Luxton have been complicated by the fact that he has medial ligament damage which is likely to keep him out for several months.

Meanwhile, the Club have confirmed today that Jake Ash will retain the captain's armband whilst Paul Kendall will step up to vice captain.

City return to pre-season training next Thursday, June 27 and their first friendly is at home to League 1 club Crewe Alexandra on Friday July 5.

They will also welcome League 2 clubs Plymouth Argyle and Oxford United to Treyew Road in an attractive-looking pre-season campaign, ahead of the opening day of the Southern League premier season on Saturday August 17.

Season tickets for next season, when City will play 23 home league games, are now available for £150. The entry price for a non-concession ticket will be £10.

Tickets will be exclusively available from Steve Rogers until Wednesday July 31, by mail order at South West Optics 22a River Street, Truro, TR1 2SJ, or by visiting South West Optics shop. Telephone 01872 263444 for more details.

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