Steve Massey is poised to make move for Steve Tully
Truro City manager Steve Massey has confirmed that he is close to making further additions to his squad as he strives to halt the club's slide down the Southern League Premier Division table.
City's losing streak in all competitions was extended to five games after Tuesday night's 2-0 home defeat to Poole Town. Despite being encouraged by the response of his players, who produced a much-improved display after Saturday's 7-3 loss at home to St Albans City, Massey is keen to add more experience to his squad.
He revealed after Tuesday's game that a full-back is his priority, and it us understood Truro are interested in bringing 33-year-old former Exeter City defender Steve Tully to Treyew Road.
After being released by the Grecians during the summer, Paignton-born Tully spent a short spell with Tiverton Town. The ex-Torquay United defender, who has made more than 300 Football League appearances, has recently been playing for Galmpton United in Division One East of the South West Peninsula League.
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Massey said: "I'm hoping to bring a new player in for Saturday. We've been playing with square pegs in round holes in a couple of areas.
"We've been asking boys to do a job that's not their position. I'm talking about full-backs. There will hopefully be at least one in and maybe another one in next week."
Despite Truro's dreadful run of recent form, Massey insists the club is making progress and he is confident fortunes will soon improve. He added: "If people out there think it's hard, it's not. I'm very motivated, and with the team developing I'm actually quite excited about what is going to be happening in the future."
On Tuesday, once Marvin Brooks had given Poole a 34th-minute lead, there was no way back for Truro and Richard Gillespie doubled the Dorset side's lead after 61 minutes.
Massey said: "It was a very good response after Saturday, particularly in the first half. We looked a decent side, we're just switching off at the wrong times at the moment.
"Poole lost their first game of the season last Saturday and we were just as good as them. We more than matched them. With a little bit of luck, which keeps deserting us at the moment, results will come."
City's cause was not helped by the news before kick-off in midweek that key players Les Afful and Paul Kendall were not able to get to the ground in time to start against Poole.
Massey added: "I'm looking underneath the car to see if I've killed any black cats – because this is the sort of bad luck we're having at the moment."