Truro City have appointed former Exeter City and Torquay United defender Steve Tully as player- manager until the end of the season.

Tully replaces former manager Steve Massey, who was sacked by club chairman Peter Masters on Wednesday.

Speaking to BBC Cornwall, Masters said City needed a 'fresh face' at the helm after winning only ten games all season.

He added that Tully could be offered the job on a permanent basis if his side performs well in their remaining games.

Speaking to BBC Cornwall, Masters said: "Steve's got a big job to do. He's got to gel the team back together and come in with new tactics. We will review it at the end of the season and hopefully if he does a good job it may be a permanent position.

"Our results have always been up and down. You need consistency in this league and it's a very, very difficult league.

"I'd say it's harder than the Conference South and if we're planning to get out of it we need to start planning now."

Massey was sacked by telephone on Wednesday, along with assistants Graham Kirkup and Glynn Hooper. The trio spent just nine months in charge at Treyew Road.

Masters said he felt they had taken the club "as far as they could."

Former Falmouth Town manager Massey was given the option of remaining at the club in a different role, but declined.