Date: Saturday 16 January 2016\r\n\r\nCompetition: Vanarama National League North\r\n\r\nKick-Off: 15:00\r\n\r\nLocation: Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium, Chorley\r\n\r\nIt is four wins on the trot for the Tigers as they look to continue their fantastic mid-season form when they visit Chorley on Saturday.\r\n\r\nA win over the eighth-placed Magpies on Saturday would see City leapfrog their opponents in the National League North table and climb as high as eighth themselves.\r\n\r\nLast season’s two meetings between the sides were the first ever matches between Chorley and Gloucester City, with the Tigers winning both the home and away ties 2-1.\r\n\r\nTom Webb’s dramatic late winner in the home tie all but secured the Tigers Conference North safety for another year, after Harry Williams had equalised following a James Dean penalty.\r\n\r\nAfter struggling near the bottom before the Christmas period, the Tigers have now opened up a ten point gap on the relegation zone, partly down to the inspired form of Lewis Hall, who has netted five goals in just two games.\r\n\r\nAssistant manager Matt Rose insists that the Tigers have not done anything differently though, and feels it is a case of keeping their feet on the ground.\r\n\r\n”It’s a great run of form and I’m just delighted for the players to be on a run because a few months back we were right in amongst the (relegation) mix.\r\n\r\n“We have done nothing different, we are still coaching the right way, we are still trying to give the players encouragement and we want to play football,” said Rose.\r\n\r\nHe continued “At every football club you have periods of form and periods where things aren’t going right for us so I think we’ll just take the best out of this at the moment.\r\n\r\n”We’re on the crest of a wave and we’ll just keep pressing on and see what we get out of this weekend and then next weekend.”\r\n\r\nThe opponents: \r\n\r\nTo read about the history of Chorley FC, visit their Wikipedia page.\r\n\r\nTeam news: \r\n\r\nChris Knowles is back in contention for a starting place having missed Tuesday’s visit of Curzon Ashton.\r\n\r\nFemi Orenuga is back in the squad after undergoing treatment at Leyton Orient for two weeks on a hamstring injury. We would like to thank Kevin Nugent and everyone at Orient for assisting Femi to get back to full fitness.\r\n\r\nHarry Williams’s loan deal from Cheltenham Town has now expired. Tim Harris said “We would like to extend it but I don’t know at this moment whether that is possible.”\r\n\r\nThere are still places available on the Supporters Trust coach to Chorley this weekend, leaving Meadow Park at 10am.\r\n\r\nIf you would like to book on the coach, contact Dave Jones on 07540 257464.

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