Gloucester City goalkeeper Alex Harris says that he is relishing his opportunity at the Tigers after being given his big break by Tigers manager Tim Harris.
Formerly of Hereford FC, Cinderford Town and Newport County, the 6-foot-4 goalkeeper became our first signing of the Summer after Jasbir Singh left the club due to our move into the National League South.
Speaking to gloucestercityafc.com, Harris said that he couldn’t wait to get started as he takes the step into the second tier of non-league.
“It’s something different for sure; it’s a new challenge and a new league that I am relishing the opportunity to play in and I know all the boys are looking forward to seeing what we can do.”
Harris has been part of title winning teams in the Southern League Division One South & West for two consecutive seasons, first at Cinderford and then at Hereford.
The former Newport ‘keeper recalled his time at both clubs with absolute fondness, but said that his mind was made up to move on and take the step up to a higher league with Gloucester City.
“We had a good year at Edgar Street in my one season with them where we won the league” Harris said.
“Obviously I was with Cinderford the year before when we won that division, but I just thought that after winning the league two years in a row, the time was right for me to move on.
“Opportunities like this, to join a club like Gloucester City, they don’t come around very often so when Tim made the offer to me I thought I just had to grab it with both hands.”
Harris was part of Cinderford’s title winning side alongside current Tigers players Ethan Moore and reigning Supporters and Players Player of the Year Keiran Thomas.
The 25-year old, who kept 24 clean sheets for the Cinderford side that won the Southern League Division One South & West in 2015/16, said that it wasn’t exclusively his ex-Foresters teammates that lured him to the club.
“Yes I know Keiran and Ethan from my time at Cinderford and they had some bearing on my decision, but what lured me to Gloucester really was that I know where this club is going, it has a bright future and the chance to play in a higher league was something I couldn’t turn down.”