Western Morning News

Wotton resigned to a finish

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TRURO City boss Paul Wotton is resigned to the fact that the White Tigers have probably played their last football of the 2020-21 season, writes Rhod Mitchell.

The Southern League is currently suspended until at least March 6 because of the Covid-19 lockdown and clubs are being consulted on what they want to see happen.

The league’s board though has recommende­d that the league be terminated for a second successive season and Wotton fully expects that to be the final outcome.

City have played just eight out of a scheduled 38 Southern Premier South league matches – the last a 4-1 home win over Wimborne Town at the end of October which has also proved to be their last game at Treyew Road before moving to Plymouth Parkway while their proposed new home at the Stadium for Cornwall is built.

“I absolutely don’t expect the league to restart,” said Wotton. “If we couldn’t finish last season when we had played 30 plus games I can’t see it happening this time.

“We don’t even know if we will be out of lockdown by March 6. I think it would be impossible. The majority of clubs voted not to play last season and I think it will be the same again.

“It has been difficult for everyone and the situation is different last season when I thought the decision to null and void was a disgrace.”

If the league is terminated there have been suggestion­s that league placings could be decided on a points per game basis, possibly also taking in last season’s results.

Wotton though said he did not feel that was realistic with so few games having being played this season and the fact that last season officially – ‘did not happen’.

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