Truro's Barry McConnell expects a hard opening game

Truro City

Truro City defender Barry McConnell says he is expecting a tough opening match as the White Tigers travel to Chelmsford City on Saturday.

The club will be making their debut in the Blue Square Bet South after winning the Southern League last season.

"They've been up the top of the Conference South for the last three or four years so it's going to be a tough opener," he told BBC Radio Cornwall.

"We just want to do ourselves justice," added the former Exeter City player.

But he says the club's experience against Chelsmford City in the FA Trophy in 2009 will stand them in good stead.

"We know what to expect. We went up there in the FA Trophy and drew with them up there and lost down here so we know what to expect," the 34 year-old remarked.