Gloucester City chairman Nigel Hughes would like reassure Tigers supporters over comments from Cheltenham Town chairman Paul Baker in the last couple of days.\r\n\r\nThe comments were regarding outstanding payments from Gloucester City that are yet to be paid to the Whaddon Road outfit.\r\n\r\nHowever, Hughes would like to assure City fans that the club is moving forward swiftly in all areas.\r\n\r\n“Gloucester City remains fully committed to meet their obligations to pay off the outstanding money owed to their Landlords whilst planning for a fifth consecutive season in the Conference North”, Hughes said.\r\n\r\n“With discussions on both Meadow Park and Civil Service land planning opportunities progressing at a steady rate, the Club are currently talking to a number of potential investors who have expressed an interest in becoming involved with the Tigers.\r\n\r\n“Colin Peake, Club Consultant, continues to play a vital part in bringing this together and is hoping to have some positive news to report within the next two weeks.”\r\n\r\nUPDATE: 1pm\r\n\r\nHughes continued: “We have already paid them £21,000 as agreed and are taking significant steps to pay off the remaining money owed well before the start of the new season.\r\n\r\n”It should be noted that a significant amount of the money owed was for VAT payments which had not been included in the original invoices that we had received.\r\n\r\n”My relationship with Paul Baker is excellent and all at Gloucester City appreciate the fact that without being able to play at the Abbey Business Stadium we would be unable to play football at the level we currently do.\r\n\r\n”Going forward we want to ensure that we do not find ourselves in this position again.”

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