Tim Harris praised the job that Mark Bower is doing as Gloucester City prepare to face Bradford Park Avenue this weekend.

Harris admitted that he is expecting a tough test when the Tigers visit Horsfall tomorrow.

“It will be a difficult game” he said. “They have gotten out of the bottom three for the first time this season and are on a particularly good run but just like any other game in this division I’m expecting a tough encounter.”

A run of five unbeaten was abruptly ended by back to back defeats for the Tigers and the gaffer admitted his disappointment in the recent form.

“It’s a shame that we haven’t got anything out of the last two games, especially on Saturday we were in a good position at half time, then to succumb to two late goals is annoying.”

Despite the recent blip in form, Harris is in a determined mood: “The players and all the backroom staff are itching to ensure we get back on track and get back to doing what we do and that is working hard, creating chances and winning football matches.”

On the injury front, Chris Knowles remains out with a knee injury. “His knee has flared up, he come off late on against FC United on the weekend, the swelling has gone down but there is still some concern, he will have a scan next week” Harris revealed.

Elsewhere, the gaffer was keen to highlight the fantastic work the team has done so far.

“For us to be in the situation we are, with 46 points on the board is a credit to everybody involved in Gloucester City” Harris said.

Looking back on the season so far, Harris was also full of praise for the players. “We have one of the best goalkeepers in the league in Jasbir Singh and one of the best strikers in the league in Ethan Moore and he hasn’t even kicked a ball.

“On top of that we have Chris Knowles who has been out for 20 games this season, if we had Knowles and Moore then who knows where we could be.”

As the Tigers prepare for their final run of games before the end of the season, Harris has encouraged the players to enjoy themselves.

“They’ve showed a real togetherness and as a group they are a strong bunch. We’ve got to just enjoy the next eleven games and let’s just see what happens.”

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