Lee Hodges demands more from Truro City side
Truro City player-manager Lee Hodges will call on his team to get up to speed quickly in today's Blue Square Bet South match at ninth-placed Bromley.
Hodges – whose basement team scored a long overdue home win last week – is not resting on his laurels after completing a rare double over Hayes & Yeading.
The City boss said: "It was great to win last week. We have waited for that home win for such a long time and to finally get it was brilliant, especially for the fans.
"We have had a good record away from home but now we have two of the toughest games away, Bromley and then Sutton United next Tuesday.
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"To say they are tough games is an understatement.
"Bromley are packed with pace, they've got loads of it – and that is something we must be wary of from the start, straight from kick-off.
"They will be up for it because they lost 4-3 in midweek at Sutton after a good run, so you can rest assured they will want to bounce back.
"The fact they lost 4-3 at Sutton says it all to me about both sides. They are both capable of scoring goals, and we go to Sutton next Tuesday.
"But my job is to get the boys focused on Bromley."
Hodges is playing a pre-match waiting game in the hope that talismanic skipper Jake Ash (groin) may be available.
Hodges – who is also waiting on striker Stewart Yetton (knee) – said: "I am hoping that Ashy may come back into the reckoning over the next week or so, and maybe one of these two matches. We will just have to see.
"As for Stewart, it's another 'wait and see' situation, although it's different to Ashy because Yettsy has been out for longer and we don't want to rush him back to lose him again.
"You always have to be careful when players are coming back from injury not to rush them in too soon. A couple of weeks ago it looked as though Yettsy was nearly there but then after training he felt it again.
"In an ideal world he would get some match practice before we consider bringing him back into the first-team squad.
"I will see how both of them react after training, which is always the best indicator."
While Truro were beating Hayes 3-1 at Treyew Road last Saturday, Bromley closed the gap on top ten rivals Dorchester Town by coming back from 1-0 down to beat the Magpies 2-1. Goals from Pierre Joseph-Dubois and Elliott Buchanan extended Bromley's unbeaten run – ended by Sutton in midweek – to five matches.