Gloucester City manager Tim Harris is hoping his side can build on a good performance at Poole Town last weekend when they travel to Concord Rangers on Saturday.

The Tigers ran out comfortable 3-0 winners on the Dorset coast, although after the game Harris admitted that his side should have scored more.

Having only picked up two points in the six games prior to the victory at Poole, Harris says that now is a good time for his side to kick on.

“We want to build on Saturday’s performance” said Harris. “To score three goals will act as a great confidence booster for us heading into this weekend.

“It’s important now that we string some results together. There was a great energy and quality in our play last weekend and if we can carry that forward into Saturday that will hold us in good stead.”

Addressing the fact that his side could have scored more last weekend, Harris was keen to emphasise the result over the scoreline.

“People miss chances in games at every level of football” Harris said. “If we’d have scored just once and won the game I think we would still be sat here happy.

“So long as we win games that’s all that matters really. We know we haven’t been consistent enough but if we can get a good run going then we can start looking forward rather than back.”

Man of the match on Saturday was Birmingham City loanee Jack Storer, and Harris was full of praise for his work ethic and team play.

“Jack really bought into the team mentality on Saturday and worked extremely hard, I was delighted for him to get his just reward.

“He has obvious talent and if he keeps a good work ethic about him and a level head he has a real future in the game.”

Harris will have a boost to his forward options next weekend when Ethan Moore returns from his loan at Evesham, with the striker set to play his last game for the Robins on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Chris Knowles will return to the squad for the trip to Concord after missing last weekend’s game due to personal commitments.

Ed Williams will face a fitness test on an ankle injury but the game comes too soon for Spencer Hamilton who is still recovering from a knee injury.

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