Gloucester City host bottom of the National League North Bradford Park Avenue on Saturday, but Tigers boss Tim Harris says their league position is irrelevant.\r\n\r\nSpeaking to gloucestercityafc.com at training ahead of the visit of Avenue, Harris reiterated that there are no easy games in the National League North.\r\n\r\n”You can never take anything for granted” Harris said. “Bradford have had a poor start to say the least but Mark Bower has come in and he’s a good manager, doing a good job at Guiseley to get them promoted so he understands the league.\r\n\r\n”There’s no doubt about it, there are no easy games in this division. We’ve got to go in there with fire in our bellies and take advantage, hopefully turn in another good performance and get three points.”\r\n\r\nAvenue are the only team in the division yet to win a game this season and have just four points on the board. City go into the game having had a two week rest with last week’s trip to Alfreton Town postponed due to the Reds’ involvement in the Emirates FA Cup.\r\n\r\nHarris believes that the rest in between games has allowed the side to from some of the nagging injury concerns.\r\n\r\n”The important thing of not having a game last week is the fact that we’ve been able to get over a few of the knocks and the niggles” Harris said.\r\n\r\n”Lewis Hall and Luke Hopper are nearly there. They won’t be included in the squad this weekend but there’s an opportunity that they will be included for the FC United game.\r\n\r\n”Coupled with that, Tom Owen-Evans has had a slight back strain, so all in all it has given us a few days rest to recuperate and go again.\r\n\r\n”We’ve played an awful lot of football. This many games in this period of time is a lot to ask at any level, let alone when these boys have got jobs to do as well.”\r\n\r\nHarris had particular praise for Bristol Rovers loanee Danny Greenslade, who slotted into the squad comfortably at left back in the absence of Lewis Hall.\r\n\r\n”I thought Danny had a really good game against Halifax” said Harris. “He’s 21 now so he’s not a kid and he slotted in really well.\r\n\r\n”We’ve got a good group of players here and it’s difficult for good people to come into this squad but I think Danny performed remarkably well and took to the level and the squad like a natural.”\r\n\r\nThe Tigers host Bradford Park Avenue at Whaddon Road on Saturday 22 October, 15:00 kick-off. Admission prices are £13 Adults, £7 Concessions and 12 & under go free.
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