Gloucester City boss David Mehew believes his side have the ‘chance to make history’ on Saturday as they entertain League Two leaders Fleetwood Town in the FA Cup First Round.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers have come through three rounds and two replays to end up among some of the Football League’s finest for a second year running and have already netted over £30,000.\r\n\r\nThe contest will be shown with extended highlights on ITV Saturday evening, the club have received national press attention in the build-up and Mehew believes his players can become Cup heroes.\r\n\r\n“It’s been a generation since Gloucester City have been in the Second Round of the FA Cup”, Mehew said.\r\n\r\n“And there’s no reason why this season can’t be the one.”\r\n\r\nThe club’s best ever run in the competition came in 1989, taking Cardiff City to a replay after a 2-2 draw at Ninian Park; however the City boss believes his players will enter Whaddon Road on Saturday with the shackles off.\r\n\r\n“In the three previous rounds we’ve been favourites, and for most of it we didn’t play to the level we are capable of; but Saturday we’re underdogs so we’ll enter with a different mindset.”\r\n\r\n“There’s no doubt we’ve been lucky at some points, but that’s the stuff you need in a cup run.\r\n\r\n“It will be one of those murky FA Cup weekends with the weather playing its part.\r\n\r\n“There is always one major upset in the opening rounds, we’ve trained well and the players are pumped for the game, so it could always be Gloucester City.”\r\n\r\nThe Tigers will be without the influential Lewis Hogg, and full-back Mike Green and winger Matt Groves will have late fitness tests, but apart from that, the Tigers have a clean slate.\r\n\r\nAnd in front of a big crowd, Mehew expects a big atmosphere.\r\n\r\n“We have nothing to lose, and I think the fans realise that and it will be a different atmosphere that I hope can spur us on.”\r\n\r\n”We know what it’s like after Leyton Orient last year, so nothing will faze us.”\r\n\r\nSaturday’s game will see three sides of Whaddon Road open, with City fans allocated the Prestbury Road Terrace and the main stand.\r\n\r\nIt will be pay-on-the-gate and admission prices are £15 Adults, £10 Concessions and £5 Under-16’s.

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