Date: Sunday, 31 January 2016\r\n\r\nCompetition: Vanarama National League North\r\n\r\nKick-Off: 15:00\r\n\r\nLocation: Whaddon Road, Cheltenham\r\n\r\nGloucester City will attempt to be unbeaten throughout the month of January when they welcome Boston United to Whaddon Road on Sunday.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers have not been beaten in the league since Boxing Day’s home defeat to Worcester City, and have now gone a whole month without loss.\r\n\r\nThat run has included some big wins against the likes of AFC Telford and Worcester, which has seen City move up to 12th in the National League North table.\r\n\r\nIn the reverse fixture in August, the Tigers were beaten 1-0 despite a resilient defensive performance and could have snatched all three points if luck had been on their side.\r\n\r\nSpeaking ahead of the game, manager Tim Harris said: “Sunday will be a really good test for the boys and we’re looking forward to it.\r\n\r\n”They’re in the play-offs pushing for promotion and our results against them in recent seasons have not been great so it will be a good challenge.\r\n\r\n”I’m expecting a decent crowd, a great atmosphere and with it being on a Sunday we’re trying to encourage as many people as possible to come and support us and be the difference.\r\n\r\n”They’ve certainly got a goal threat, they’ve conceded a lot of goals and scored a lot of goals so it should be set for a cracking game and we’re looking forward to it.\r\n\r\nAfter discussions with Cheltenham Town, we will make a decision closer to the time regarding whether or not a pitch inspection is necessary. The game also will not be segregated.\r\n\r\nThe opponents:\r\n\r\nTo read about Boston United’s history, visit their Wikipedia page.\r\n\r\nTeam news: \r\n\r\nLuke Hopper (ankle) is very doubtful to play, but we are not ruling him out at this stage. If Hopper misses this week, he will be fine for next weekend’s home fixture against Chorley.\r\n\r\nJoe Parker is back from his three game suspension, following his red card on Boxing Day against Worcester.\r\n\r\nWe are holding a free prize draw for Under 18s attending the game.\r\n\r\nThis weekend’s match is sponsored by Haven Court Holiday Resort. Manager and lifelong City fan Robin Mogg is personally offering a free City replica shirt as the first prize, while the second prize is a goody bag from the club shop.\r\n\r\nFurthermore, the match is being supported by Kick it Out’s ‘Fans for Diversity’ campaign, and we invite everyone to use ‘#TigersTogether’ on social media to promote the cause.
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