Tom McHale and Martin Rice: Truro City boss faces tough goalkeeper choice

Tom McHale and Martin Rice
Tom McHale (left) has played 14 times for Truro City this season, but now faces competition from Martin Rice

Truro City manager Lee Hodges says he has a dilemma over which goalkeeper to pick following Martin Rice's return.

The 30-year-old made his first start in the FA Trophy win over Frome Town after rejoining the White Tigers for the fourth time.

Tom McHale has been first choice since Adriano Basso left the club.

"I've got two great keepers and now I've got a very difficult decision to make on who's going to play on Saturday," Hodges told BBC Cornwall.

McHale joined City from fellow Cornish side Bodmin Town, while Rice has previously played for Exeter City and Torquay United.

"I'm pleased to have him back on board," Hodges said of Rice, who he coached during his time as assistant manager at Torquay.

"It just so happened that Martin came about. I was looking for a goalkeeper and, with his situation at Gosport, we managed to get him back on board."

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