FORMER Taunton Town manager Leigh Robinson has admitted he is "relieved" to be no longer in charge at Truro City.

Robinson, who left the Peacocks at the beginning of September having guided Taunton to the Evo-Stik Southern League Division 1 South & West title, was sacked by Truro last night along with assistant Michael Meaker.

Robinson told @TCFC_Updates: "My only feeling is one of relief as I found it an extremely difficult environment to manage in.

"Whilst we had to get rid of a lot of dead wood in our time at the club, there are some really good players & lads there who I wish all the best for the rest of the season."

Robinson started well at Truro but a recent downturn in results has dragged the club right back into the scrap at the bottom, and the White Tigers now sit just a point above the drop zone after a run of six matches without a win.

A Truro statement said: "The difficult decision has been taken to relieve first-team manager, Leigh Robinson, and assistant manager, Michael Meaker, of their duties with immediate effect.

"We thank them for their efforts and wish them well in their future endeavours.

"A further statement will be made in due course."

Truro have recently been taken over by the Cornish Pirates rugby club, subject to FA and National League approval, while they spent the first half of this season playing their home matches at Torquay United's Plainmoor ground.

Robinson, who also took Taunton to the first round proper of the FA Cup during his memorable six-year spell at Wordsworth Drive, will now seek his next challenge.