www.gloucestercityafc.com caught up with Marc Richards after a second defeat on the bounce. Never a happy hunting ground for the Tigers, Twerton Park saw yet another loss for Marc Richards men.

Hi Marc, so Bath away and yet another defeat, a few words on the team’s performance tonight?

Well, in short, it really wasn’t what I expect. We’re working hard in training and with our game preparation but we’re giving away goals through mistakes and going 1-0 down so early on, we’re always going to be facing an up hill battle. Bath so far have been the best team we’ve faced and they showed that today. They looked comfortable on the ball and got in behind us one too many times and to go in 2-0 up at half time is what they deserved. I felt we grew into the game in the second half and put in a better performance, but we’re still not where I want us to be. Like I say, there were positives, Jake Mawford’s forward play, Noah did well when he came on, as did Matt Williams and we put together some nice passages of play when we got the ball down and played our normal passing game.

Jake Jackson was a notable omission from the line up today, what’s the news on his injury?

Jake’s been struggling with his hip and as you saw came off against Slough on Saturday but we’ve managed it well and we should hopefully see him back in the side for this Saturday against East Thurrock.

So we turn our attentions to East Thurrock and a team who’ve not gotten a win in their opening four, is this a six pointer early in the season?

No, this won’t be any different to any other game. We’re well aware of both teams form going into this but all we concentrate on is our own preparation and trying to nullify their threats. We’re only four games into what is a very long season and what we’ve got to do as a team and a Club, is regroup, stick together and go again against East Thurrock on Saturday.

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