Gloucester City AFC will be welcoming a very special guest to Saturday’s game.
The FA Cup will be paying a visit to Whaddon Road to mark City’s Fourth Qualifying Round tie with Chippenham Town.
Football fans will be able to have their picture taken with the iconic trophy before the match, which kicks off at 3pm, and the club are encouraging fans of all teams to head to Whaddon Road from midday onwards.
Tigers chairman Nigel Hughes said the club were honoured to be awarded the visit of the cup.
He said: “I can remember the last time the FA Cup visited Gloucester City, we didn’t know it at the time but it was the last league game we played at Meadow Park before the ground was destroyed by the floods.
“To have the FA Cup come back, five years later when we are playing at the highest level in our history and continuing to thrive against the odds is fantastic for the club and we are thankful to those who made this happen.
“We look forward to welcoming fans of all teams down to Whaddon Road to see the cup and get their picture taken with it, you might not arrive as a Gloucester City fan but we will do our very best to ensure you leave as one.”
Full details for those who wish to watch the game and get their hands on the silverware will be released in due course.