Gloucester City Football Club can confirm that a trio of defensive players have committed themselves to the club for next season.

In his first season with the Tigers since making the step up two divisions from Cinderford Town, Keiran Thomas was exciting to watch in a Gloucester City shirt.

The 21 year-old right back impressed the fans with his tough tackling, no nonsense approach to defending, whilst at the same time lifting supporters from their seats whenever he carried the ball into opposition territory.

The former Cinderford Town captain made 44 appearances in an impressive debut campaign that was capped off at the End of Season Presentation Evening where he claimed both the Supporters’ and Players’ Player of the Season awards.

Thomas’ performances earned him a trial at Championship side Derby County during the 2016/17 season, but the full back has extended his stay with the Tigers, signing a contract for 2017/18.

Also signing on contract terms for the upcoming season is left back Lewis Hall.

Now in his second spell with the club, Hall was originally signed on loan from Bristol City in 2014/15, going on to make 13 appearances before injury cut the spell short.

Following his release from the Championship club, 21 year-old Hall signed permanently for Tim Harris’ side and has gone on to make 92 appearances for Gloucester City so far, 41 of which came in 2016/17.

Hall is a diverse left sided player and can operate further forward as a tricky winger or, as he did last season, as a solid left back.

Centre back Spencer Hamilton has also committed to Gloucester City for the upcoming league campaign.

Hamilton, 21, has been with the club for three seasons now, making 68 appearances in that time including 27 in 2016/17.

Spencer is well liked by Tigers fans for his willing attitude that has seen him fill in admirably at right back when needed, whilst also operating in his favoured central role.

Whilst studying at Hartpury College last year, Hamilton was made captain of the England Universities team where he was joined by fellow Tigers Ed Williams and James Fitzgibbon.

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