New Gloucester City signing Jamie Edge has described his excitement heading into the 2013/14 season playing for his hometown club.\r\n\r\nThe 19-year-old Gloucester-born midfielder had spent a year as a professional at Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion before falling out of favour last summer.\r\n\r\nHowever, in a deal that Tigers boss Dave Mehew has dubbed a ‘big coup’ Edge will be plying his trade in a yellow and black shirt for the 2013/14 campaign, starting at North Ferriby United on Saturday.\r\n\r\nThe young midfielder is in the right mindset heading into his first non-league season and believes it’ll take a little while to adjust.\r\n\r\n“I’ve got to take it one game at a time at the moment as I’m not very experienced at this level, it’s all fairly new to me,” the 19-year-old admitted.\r\n\r\n“It may take me a while to find my feet, I’m just happy to be able to play with the boys, play for Gloucester City, play for the gaffer and play every game as it comes; that’s how I’m thinking at the minute.\r\n\r\n“It’s been brilliant so far, from the first game when I went into the team everyone has been fantastic to me and made me feel very welcome.\r\n\r\n“There are quite a few experienced players at the club and they’ve all been superb with me, they’ve taken me and really welcomed me to the club.\r\n\r\nSpeaking after the draw with Bishops Cleeve on Monday, City boss Mehew believes the Tigers can give the young star a platform to push up the leagues given the right attitude.\r\n\r\n“It’s a big coup, but he needs to adapt to the non league game,” said Mehew.\r\n\r\n“At the end of the day he hasn’t played any non league football and he has to learn fast otherwise he won’t be in the team.\r\n\r\n“He’s done well so far, he’s fitted in well, he seems a good lad, but he needs to learn the game.”\r\n\r\n”I am sure that the scouts will be flocking to come and watch him play and now it’s up to him to impress and do well for us and if that happens then it’s a win-win situation.”\r\n\r\nThe Tigers kick-off their Skrill North campaign on Saturday against Humberside newcomers North Ferriby United, followed by a home game against rivals Worcester City at Whaddon Road on Tuesday.

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