Bulls fan Sam Rawlings is looking forward to lining up against the team he supported as a boy at Edgar Street tonight.
Defender Sam, who joined Gloucester City last summer, has many fond memories of watching the Tigers’ opponents Hereford with his dad.
He said: “I watched them a lot last time they were in the Conference. They finished second a few years running so it was a relief when they went up.
“Lots of my mates are Hereford fans and they’re coming to watch the game so it would be great to get a win. I’ve not played at Edgar Street since I was little, I played there for under 9s and 10s but I’ve never scored there so thats something I’d love to do.”
The 19-year-old Sports Therapy student played 90 minutes at left back on Saturday against Bishops Cleeve, but right-footed Sam said he’s just happy to play where boss Dave Mehew tells him to go.
He said: “I know I’m normally a right back but I don’t mind left back, my left foot’s not too bad, I don’t mind playing at right midfield either.
“My main aim for this season is to get a few more appearances under my belt – but I don’t mind where I’m playing to do it!”
Although he’s only 19, Sam isn’t the youngest member of the squad anymore with the likes of Matt Liddiard, Kieron Mace and Joe Parker from City’s Development Squad joining the First Team for training.
“It’s good to have more younger lads,” said Sam. “I get on well with Lidds and Scotty (Scott Wilson) and we have good young players coming through like Joe.
“I know Lidds is stepping up this year and he has looked good, I think he’ll be pushing for a starting place.
“Training has had a great atmosphere, it’s pretty much the same squad as last year so everyone knows everyone else already. We’re feeling confident about pushing on and hopefully aim for the play offs this year.”