Former Yeovil Town manager Steve Thompson has got off to a positive start at his new club Truro City, by grabbing a 2-2 draw against Clevedon Town yesterday. The home draw ended a run of four straight defeats for the Cornish side, and thus allowed Thommo to start his new job with an improvement upon their previous position, lifting them one place in the table.
Thommo has said that although he was aware he was in the running for the job at Truro, he had struggled to see his new players performing whilst he was being sized up for the job. Truro had three matches in a row postponed, but he told the Western Morning News that this was a job that he was relishing taking on:
"It's a new challenge for me and one I am really looking forward to. I met the players for the first time on Tuesday night. I had hoped to see them in their previous three games, but each time they were postponed. I have seen some of the lads play before and a couple of them play this season, albeit for different teams."
Thommo told the paper that he would initially work without a coach, which would give him an intensive period to get to know his new players, and pointed out that he was used to performing both roles from his time at Yeovil Town:
"I coached and managed at Yeovil, so I am quite happy to do both at Truro while we get to know each other and I settle in. In the next four months, we've got a lot of games coming up and there will be ample opportunity for the players to show me they have the ability and desire to progress with the club's ambitions – and be part of the club's future. It's important that we get off to a good start. It's important for me and for the team."
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