Gloucester City boss Tim Harris exclaimed the pride he has at how his side have fared in the National League North this season, ahead of the game against Harrogate Town on Saturday.

The Tigers currently sit 11th in the league table and just six points off the play-offs with 10 games remaining.

Harris said this season is something everyone should be proud of and any talk of looking at what could have been is silly.

“Everyone has to understand what we have done this season, it is a massive achievement” said Harris.

“We are not a Kidderminster Harriers, a Salford City or an AFC Fylde. We haven’t got the resources, we haven’t even got a ground.

“Anyone who starts thinking about us kicking ourselves for where we are is wrong, we are delighted with where we are.

“The players have done remarkably well; the club is doing brilliantly despite limited resources. We are very proud of everyone that supporters the board, the players and the staff, they are all excellent.”

The Tigers welcome Harrogate Town, who sit just above them in the league, to Whaddon Road on Satuday, with Harris well aware of the threat they pose.

“Simon Ainge was a defender but they pushed him upfront and he’s scored 16 goals in 29 games. He’s a big powerful lad and it’s the type of thing that a lot of teams have at this level, so it’s something we have to deal with.”

Despite the challenge in front of them, Harris said he is keen to ensure the enjoyment is still there for the players.

“We will just keep doing what we are doing and that is playing with a smile on our face and entertaining the fans. The results will hopefully take care of themselves”

A win for the Tigers would take them above Harrogate but Harris insists he isn’t thinking about that.

“It will be a tricky game but we aren’t thinking about moving up or down the table. It is important that we focus on what we do, we are expecting a tough game, but we have to focus on ourselves.”

Chris Knowles, who went off injured against FC United of Manchester a couple of weeks ago, is still awaiting scan results.

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