IT is fairly safe to say that the words “concentrate on the league” have probably been uttered at least once in or around Treyew Road in the last few days.

After being dumped out of the FA Cup by Hereford for the second year in succession last month, the White Tigers saw their FA Trophy hopes extinguished on Saturday after a 3-1 defeat in their first qualifying round replay at Blackfield & Langley.

It wasn’t the end to the FA Trophy first round saga that Paul Wotton’s men would have wanted, after their tie at home to the Watersiders was, ironically, postponed twice due to excess water raining down on the Treyew pitch.

The tie went ahead at the third time of asking last Tuesday, with a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes calling for a replay in Hampshire on Saturday, which Truro went on to lose, despite the returning Tyler Harvey’s late strike offering the Tigers hope.

But it is still a good time to be a Truro City fan, with the club having pulled off the coup of bringing last season’s top-scorer Harvey back to the club from Bath City.

The former Plymouth Argyle man has made up for lost time in spectacular fashion, scoring six goals to put him at joint tenth in the Southern League Premier South scoring charts.

Those goals have helped City to third spot in the division, with the potential to go top should they pick up points from their two games in hand over the top two of Chesham United and Tiverton Town.

Wotton has used his Argyle connection to bring in former team-mate Ryan Dickson on loan from Torquay United, as well as former Pilgrim and another of Truro’s top performers from last season, Dan Rooney.

Rooney has also re-joined the club from Bath and his fine performances last season meant a lot of City supporters were surprised to see him released by Argyle at the end of last term.

Ultimately it has worked out for the White Tigers, who also added another returning man in defender Ed Palmer to their ranks last week.

Their new and returning recruits will make Truro’s title battle all the more exciting, but there is still cause to not only be concentrating on the league, with the White Tigers due to visit Taunton Town in the League Challenge Cup next week.

It will probably not be a priority for anyone inside Treyew Road, but who doesn’t love a cup run, regardless of competition? There is still plenty of value to be had in going deep in this competition, even if only to keep that winning mentality going.