Gloucester City manager Tim Harris has issued a rallying call to the people of Gloucester to come and support his side when they face off against Kidderminster Harriers at Whaddon Road on Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers currently sit 10th in the National League North and no matter what happens for the rest of the season, Harris’ side will record Gloucester City’s record ever points haul in the second tier of non-league football.
Kidderminster lie second in the table and still have a shot at winning the league title, although leaders AFC Fylde look to have it wrapped up as they sit nine points clear, but having played once more than Harriers.
However, the title race could still go down to the wire and with a large away following expected from Kidderminster, Tim Harris has urged the people of Gloucester to come out and support the Tigers in one of their final matches at Whaddon Road.
“I’m really looking forward to the Kidderminster game, personally” said Harris. “There should be a really good crowd there and that should make for an absolutely cracking atmosphere.
“All I can say to the people who have not been to see Gloucester City play this year is we’ve had a fantastic season, we’re playing some really good football, come and support us because we need you right behind us on Saturday.”
With such a big crowd expected, the club have taken the decision to open the terrace behind the goal, which has previously only been open four times in the seven seasons we have spent at Whaddon Road.
Harris is hoping that this can add to the atmosphere and is keen to see and hear a vocal Tigers following.
“We need to get a big crowd there” said Harris. “They need to be vocal and we are sure that they will be with the terrace behind the goal being open.
“It really will bring back memories of the old T-End at Meadow Park and we all know how teams feared going there because of the nature of the stadium and the vociferous atmosphere our fans could create.
“So let’s get that atmosphere back on Saturday and let’s have a right good go at Kidderminster because they are probably the best side we’ve played this year, but we are unbeaten in six games and if we play up to what we are capable of then we can beat anyone in this league.”
Please note there will be segregation measures in place for Saturday’s game. Details here.