After the departure yesterday of manager Leigh Robinson, Truro City have named Paul Wilkinson as the new man in charge until the end of the season.

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The former Middlesbrough, Everton and Watford striker has coached with the likes of Leeds United, Cardiff City and Sheffield Wednesday since his retirement from playing. Most recently, the 54-year-old was in caretaker charge at Grimsby Town.

Truro City are currently a point above the relegation places in the Vanarama National League South. Chairman Peter Masters spoke to BBC Radio Cornwall about Wilkinson’s appointment:

“He’s been head hunted by one of the agents of the (Cornish) Pirates (who recently purchased the club). He’s got a lot of contacts and was able to come back with a few people who are willing to travel down to Truro for the last six games to help us out of this hole.

“I think it’ll bring a refreshing change to the dugouts. The players are looking forward to the challenge and they all want to stick with the club and make sure that the club stay up.

“We’re starting off with a team that can stay up, they just want nudging in the right direction.”

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