www.gloucestercityafc.com caught up with Marc Richards ahead of today’s big game against Poole Town.
Hi Marc, so it’s now been four weeks since we last played after the last minute disappointment of last week. How did you feel about the ref’s decision to postpone the game and what did you and the team do following that decision?
“It’s a massive disappointment and as much as the fans are frustrated, the team feel it just as much, maybe even more. We had trained hard and the lads were fired up and ready for a big game only to have the referee call it off an hour before kick off. I could tell that as soon as he stepped out on to the pitch he had no intention of playing it. I’d like to thank the fans that made the trip as it’s difficult enough while we are playing away from home but the dedication our fan base has shown is incredible”.
How’s the mood in the dressing room been all week with it having been so long since everyone has played competitively?
“Well the lads are frustrated as we are putting in the hard work in training but we train to play games so we have no end product at the moment. Hopefully the weather will be kind to us this weekend as the lads just want to get out there and play”.
We had the announcement about Harry Williams signing with us until the end of the season. What is it that he brings and do you think now that with both him and Rhys we’ve got enough strength in depth in the forward line?
” I can’t tell you how excited I am to have Harry back on board with us, it’s just brilliant that despite interest from league clubs, he’s taken the decision to play for Gloucester City. It’s exactly what we need, we’ve been creating chances but we have just struggled to put them away. The performances have warranted more goals but the strength in depth Harry and Rhys provide just give us an extra options. I’m just very grateful to the Supporters Trust who have given me the chance to be able to recruit these lads.”
What are your thoughts on today’s opponents Poole? Where do you see their main threats?
“They’re on a great run of games with two back to back wins but yet again this is the league we’re in and on it’s day, any team can beat any team, it’s that competitive. They’ve got great strength up front and in wide areas, but I’m confident with the personnel we’ve got and who we’ve recruited we’ve got the capability to get a good result. I hope we get a good crowd to support us today at Evesham.”
Gloucester City kick off against Poole Town at the Jubilee Stadium, Evesham at 15:00.