With 27 games gone and an average of only one point per game, Truro sit 17th in the National League South, a mile away from the position they were in last season.

The White Tigers are seriously lacking the prowess that they showed in their last campaign where they reached the highly sought-after play-offs. Their last outing saw them drubbed by the newly promoted Hungerford Town 5-0 and they now sit four points from the relegation zone.

So what has been there downfall so far this season?

The poaching of striker Isaac Vassell by Luton Town has greatly damaged their attacking ability. The nephew of former England striker Darius Vassell has been in great recent form for The Hatters, scoring a double against Yeovil Town in a 5-2 victory.

Over two seasons the pacey striker scored 28 goals for Truro in all competitions, and they have very clearly missed his eye for goal so far this season.

Truro fan of 11 years Cameron Weldon told Truthfal: “Isaac is a brilliant player and to lose a player of his ability would affect any team.

“He’s doing fantastically well at Luton this season so that just shows his quality.”

The White Tigers have only managed to net on 33 occasions this campaign, the fifth worst in the league, as well as conceding 64 goals which is the second worst defensive record. So it’s no wonder they are struggling at the depths of the table.

Weldon said: “We have conceded far too many sloppy goals at the back this season, which has cost us points.”

But it’s not just on the pitch where the troubles lie for Truro.

The uncertainty surrounding the future new stadium is also something that could be lingering in the minds of all at the club. Chairman Peter Masters did not give anything away in an interview with nonleague.pitchero.com. However he did say that they may not be playing at Treyew Road next season.

Weldon said: “It’s a worry, but I trust Peter Masters will try his hardest to resolve the issue and hopefully give us some clarity on the club’s future, whether that is at Treyew Road or a different location.”

Despite the enthusiasm from the fans, you have to wonder if the side are relegated this season and they do become ‘homeless’ what that might do to a club that have suffered so much heartache in the past.

Truro City are sorely missing striker Isaac Vassell this season, image by Colin Bradbury