Gloucester City take on Gainsborough Trinity on Saturday at The Northolme stadium, with the Tigers boss Tim Harris urging his players to remain grounded off the back of a purple patch in form, writes Charlie Biggs-Thomas.
The Tigers head into the game on the back of a fine run of form having won all of their last four games. Despite this good run however, Tim Harris is keen to ensure his players don’t get carried away.
“I think we need to keep our feet firmly on the ground” Harris said. “Recently with the sides coming to us we can’t take anything for granted. You have to earn the right to win any game of football.”
Harris expects a tougher test from Gainsborough this weekend than their league position of 17th suggests. Previously when the two sides met City ran out 4-1 winners.
“I’m sure it will be far more difficult, we’ve got to make sure we don’t get carried away with the recent run of form that we have been on. Like I said you have to earn the right to win football matches and it will be a real tough test tomorrow at Gainsborough.
“There is a new manager at the helm and they have some quality players so they will want to go all out and impress him, so we have to ensure we work hard and get the right result.”
The boss had praise for the team following their performance against Salford City last weekend: “Where we are, we’re a club without a ground, it’s a nice little feather in the cap for the lads to win the game, but it is only three points and its so important for me that everyone keeps their feet firmly on the ground.”
Harris also spoke of his pride for the players for what they have achieved so far this season. “I think everyone that follows Gloucester City will be delighted with what we have achieved in this year.
“The problem is if we start getting carried away, we’ll get unstuck and I can’t emphasise enough that what we have achieved this season has been a minor miracle given the problems that we have had and we will take it one game at a time.”
The Tigers travel to Northolme to face Gainsborough Trinity tomorrow afternoon, kick-off 15:00.