Wotton’s New Deal Shows City’s Intent

Wotton’s New Deal Shows City’s Intent

Gareth Davies

Ace marksman Tyler Harvey says that boss Paul Wotton signing a new contract is a ‘statement of intent’ from Truro City.

Now in his second spell with the Cornish outfit, Harvey revealed that he could sympathise with fans’ scepticism over recent news of a temporary switch to Plymouth Parkway after the White Tigers finally vacated Treyew Road.

However, the 25-year-old, who made 50 professional appearances for hometown club Plymouth Argyle, feels that supporters should have every confidence for the long-term future of Truro with Wotton inking new terms.

In an exclusive interview with the Voice, Harvey also enthused about how Truro’s set-up currently is better than those he experienced at some professional outfits.

“I don’t think you can get more reassured than that if I am being honest,” when asked about the importance of Wotton’s contract extension.

“You can be told stuff to be reassured but to see such a significant action, to see the gaffer offered (a new contract), to then get him to sign and agree to it means we have nothing to worry about.

“The reason the fans are sceptical is because I was like them when we moved grounds the last time and look how that ended up. We are now in the same boat as them but to see the gaffer sign a new deal means they don’t need to be worried, because its such a statement of intent.

“It is such a different club now also and I can’t stress how much change there has been in the club, both on and off the pitch, rapidly too.

“I'm not trying to compare it to the old Truro but comparing it to professional clubs that I have been at, I would say this club is run better. I know that is a bold statement, but I have been at a few professional clubs that haven't been run as well as Truro and that tells a story in itself.”

Harvey went onto add that having a second successive season declared null and void, which could be viewed as a negative by some, will, along with the manager signing a new contract, only make Truro more determined to succeed next term.

He added: “You can always look at things positively, but there is no harm in looking at the situation negatively, almost in a bitter kind of way. We can use the bitterness as motivation because if you get too caught up in bad things, it can affect you.

“We will be looking to take the frustrations from the past two seasons and make them motivational for next by moving on with a positive outlook.”