Truro City manager Paul Wotton says he is ‘devastated for the supporters’ after their superb season was declared null and void.

With the White Tigers flying high at the top of the Southern League Premier South, two points clear of second-placed Chesham United, appeared as if the former Plymouth Argyle man was set to guide Truro back to the National League South at the first time of asking in his first season of management.

But with the FA’s decision to expunge all results at Truro’s step three and those below it, the White Tigers will now have to put their promotion bid on hold for another year.

In an open letter to supporters posted on the club’s website, Wotton thanked the players, staff, supporters and volunteers for their efforts this season.

He said: “Everyone is clearly disappointed, none more so than myself and the players, but from all the staff and everyone at Truro City thank you to the supporters and volunteers for your excellent support across the whole campaign.

“I’m devastated for the players who’ve worked so hard all season. I’m also devastated for the supporters, but in this troubled time it’s important as Truro City Football Club we all stick together, for everyone, the players, the staff and of course our supporters.

“You’ve all been amazing, and I can’t thank you enough for all your support both home and away.

“As disappointed as we are it’s a time where football isn’t necessarily the main focus and we all need to stay calm. We’ll make sure we’re all ready to go again next season.”