Andy Taylor and Danny Clay leave Truro City

Andy Taylor
Taylor played in Exeter's 2007 Conference play-off final loss to Morecambe

Midfielders Danny Clay and Andy Taylor have left Truro City in the wake of the club's financial problems.

Former Exeter City captain Taylor made 16 appearances for City this season while former Tiverton and Crawley Town man Clay played 15 times for the White Tigers in the Blue Square Bet South.

"They came to me two weeks ago and told me they wanted to leave," manager Lee Hodges told BBC Radio Cornwall.

"I'm not going to stand in anyone's way if they don't want to be at the club."

He continued: "It's two players who have won championships with this club and I'd like to thank them for what they've done.

"They're the ones that want to move on and hopefully we can fill them with a few players in the near future."

Truro's players have not been paid since October after the club announced they owed HMRC more than £100,000 in unpaid taxes.

Hodges says chairman Kevin Heaney has met the players and discussed their financial issues.

"There's something been put in place for the boys and it's a case of just everyone agreeing with it.

"I'd like to think that over the next week everything will be agreed and we can move on," he added.

And Hodges says no other members of his squad have come asked to leave Treyew Road.

"No-one has come to me and said they'd like to leave," he said. "I hope they all stay because they're a great bunch of lads."

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