Gloucester City Chairman Mike Dunstan is urging all fans of the Tigers to celebrate their remarkable National League North season at this weekend’s match against play-off chasing Chorley.
Chorley currently occupy the last of the play-off spots and still have a lot to play for so they are expected to bring a vocal travelling support.
The Tigers can still finish strongly and will already end the season with their highest ever points tally at this level, and Dunstan was quick to praise the work of everyone involved on the pitch.
“Tim Harris, his backroom staff and players have done an incredible job of representing our City up and down the country this season” Dunstan said.
“With a small budget compared to every other club in the league we have competed in the top half throughout the season and were only eliminated from play-off contention with just two games to go – a remarkable achievement by all concerned.”
The Chairman continued: “We are determined to end the season strongly, and also give the players a tremendous send off after all their incredible efforts.”
Saturday also marks the end of an era as the Tigers will play their last home game at Whaddon Road before moving on to Evesham United for the 2017/18 campaign.
Dunstan is keen to mark the end of the club’s seven years ground sharing with Cheltenham Town with three points one last time.
“I am hugely proud of what we have achieved as a club in the most difficult of circumstances” he said. “Having to play at the home of your biggest rivals is far far from ideal, but we have got on with it and put the future of our club first and achieved so much.
“In the process, we have made some good friends at Whaddon Road, and we are grateful for that.
“We have always sought to be good tenants and we will do so again for one last time on Saturday, which I hope will also be a celebration of the development of this club.
“We will move on to play at Evesham United in a far stronger position than we were in when we arrived at Cheltenham, and that’s great credit to all associated with the club, and we must continue to develop as we prepare to return home.”
Concluding, Dunstan issued one final rallying cry to the people of Gloucester.
“Lets make Saturday a celebratory occasion” he said. “Lets get a big crowd roaring the players on and celebrate the fantastic team that we have here and show the City of Gloucester why it is a team they can be proud of.”