Gloucester City Football Club are pleased to confirm that four of the Tigers key midfield players have committed to the club for the 2017/18 season.

Tom Webb will make his return next year for his 18th season, having played in every campaign for the Tigers stretching all the way back to 2000/01.

Club captain Webb, 33, will no doubt go down in history as one of, if not the greatest servants that Gloucester City has ever seen having amassed a staggering 680 appearances in his 17 years with us.

Last season, Webb was an integral part of a creative midfield as he chalked up 36 appearances in all competitions.

Also committing to the club for next season is Joe Hanks.

Now in his third spell with the club, Hanks played four games on loan from Cheltenham Town in 2013/14, before rejoining on loan to make 41 appearances in 2015/16.

Following his release from Cheltenham, Hanks signed permanently and under Tim Harris he became one of the stars of the Tigers 2016/17 side, notching countless assists in 47 appearances.

Hanks had an eye for goal last season, too, as he racked up 10 goals in all competitions, including a stunning free kick against Hemel Hempstead in the Emirates FA Cup which was voted as the Goal of the Season by fans.

Chris Knowles has also committed to be a part of the Tigers 2017/18 side.

Knowles, 30, was one of Tim Harris’ key men last season and was notable by his absence from the side as he missed several months out through injury.

However, when fit, Knowles earned high praise from supporters and management alike for his workmanlike attitude as he contributed three goals and a number of assists in his 26 appearances.

Finally, Reece King has signed to the club for the 2017/18 season.

King, 21, signed for City on a dual registration with Malvern Town last season after training with the Tigers.

On his debut start away at Nuneaton Town, King put in a man of the match performance, setting up Sam Avery’s last minute equaliser.

He went on to make a handful more appearances for Tim Harris side and as such was offered terms to stay at the club by the manager, which he duly accepted.

 

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