Wotton lauds ‘invaluable’ assistant boss Yetton
Paul Wotton has hailed his player-assistant Stewart Yetton as ‘invaluable’. Picture: Micah Crook/PPAUK
19th May 2021
By Gareth Davies
City player-assistant boss Stewart Yetton has been hailed as ‘invaluable’ by Truro chief Paul Wotton.
Yetton, who was part of Truro’s historic FA Vase winning squad in 2007 and has broken many goalscoring records during his time with City, agreed terms on a new deal last week.
Despite reaching to the veteran stage of his career, Wotton praised Yetton’s fitness levels and says that on the pitch, he still has an important part to play for City next term.
“(Yetton’s) got himself in decent nick because as you get older, you pick up one or two calf niggles.” Wotton told the Voice. “Playing wise, he can help us in the last 15-20 minutes of games by getting hold of the ball and getting us up the pitch.”
Wotton also waxed lyrical about Yetton’s impact as an assistant too, whilst revealing that the 35-year-old’s honesty is a rare commodity in football nowadays.
“As an assistant to me he is invaluable,” Wotton added.
“He is the first person I call if I want to talk about something or make a decision. He is brutally honest which is great because the last thing I want around me is yes men. We don’t always agree, but we come to the right decision eventually. He is loyal and trust him because that is a huge thing in football. I trust him with anything – he’s never let me down and he won’t either.”
Meanwhile, with many players agreeing to remain with Truro, boss Wotton played down speculation of a move back to City for midfielder Will Dean, who was released by Exeter City last week.
“Will is a player I rate very highly,” Wotton mused. “He was a player we had as an 18-year-old and he played with a great deal of maturity. He ended up getting Players’ Player of the Year and deservedly so in 2019-20. His career seems to have stalled and I haven’t seen him play for a while, but he is someone I have a lot of respect for.”