Gloucester City manager Tim Harris says that his side are prepared for the visit of Wealdstone to the Jubilee Stadium this Saturday, 15:00 kick-off.

The Tigers haven’t made the start to their first National League South season they would’ve wanted, having lost the opening two fixtures.

However, the gaffer says that there is no cause for panic amongst his side who will be ready to go on what should be an entertaining affair this weekend.

Harris said, referencing the defeat on Monday, “Credit to Truro, they pressed us really well and didn’t let us play the way we wanted, but Saturday is a different test.

“We aren’t suddenly panicking because we’ve lost two in a row, but we are certainly looking at what we can do better and what we haven’t been able to do so far.”

Talking specifically about the game, Harris would not be drawn into affording blame to his goalkeeper Alex Harris for the goals his side conceded.

“Alex should’ve done better with the first goal there’s no doubt about that” he said. “We’re only a couple of games in and everyone makes mistakes, I am sure he’ll come good.

“You only have to look at when David De Gea went to Manchester United, at first he didn’t have a great start of it but people got behind him and that’s what everyone has to do with Alex.

“He is still settling in to the club and yes he knows he should’ve done better with the first one on Monday. We have asked  questions of our defending at times as most of the goals we’ve conceded certainly should of been avoided.”

The Tigers are yet to find the back of the net this season despite having the chance to on Monday from the penalty spot, however Ethan Moore’s spot kick was saved by Tom McHale.

“I told Ethan to remain positive, yes  it was a poor effort and nobody knows that more than him.

“Everyone knows the quality that Ethan has got but as I’ve said before, you can’t expect him to instantly get back firing after nearly 12 months out with injury.”

With no game for the Tigers on Tuesday and a full fixture list for the rest of the league, Harris went to watch Chippenham defeat Bath City at Bath 5-2.

“I’ve seen four teams play this season and from what I’ve seen so far there’s definitely more football played in the North than the South.

“Obviously the style of play is something we need to adapt to but we will not stray away from our principles. All we need is to win one game, then get a bit of a run going to give people a bit of a lift.

“We have to be realistic and for us to repeat what we did last year in the North would be a another amazing effort.”

Tom Webb will return to the side on Saturday, with Joe Hanks unavailable for selection. Karnell Chambers is still struggling with a tight hamstring.

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