Date: Tuesday 1 March 2016\r\n\r\nCompetition: Vanarama National League North\r\n\r\nKick-Off: 19:45\r\n\r\nLocation: Whaddon Road, Cheltenham\r\n\r\nFollowing on from the weekend’s excellent defensive display to earn a point at title-chasing Harrogate Town, Gloucester City look to build on this as they welcome Chorley to Whaddon Road.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers have a fantastic record against Chorley, having won all three of their previous meetings, most recently a 1-0 midweek win at Victory Park two weeks ago.\r\n\r\nThat draw at Harrogate at the weekend marked the Tigers’ 12th clean sheet of the season and City ‘keeper Jasbir Singh has praised the whole defence for the achievement.\r\n\r\nSpeaking to the Gloucester Citizen, Singh said: “To be honest it is a team effort. It looks good on myself but there are still 11 games to go.\r\n\r\n“It is a great achievement considering where we were at Christmas, it has been an incredible turnaround and the defence has been the base of it.\r\n\r\n“Robbie, Sam, Billy and Mike have all been consistent and it makes my job easier with those four in front of me!”\r\n\r\nThe match will serve as a pre-cursor to what will be a much different test on Saturday, as the Tigers welcome Frank Sinclair’s relegation-threatened Hednesford Town.\r\n\r\nThe opponents: \r\n\r\nTo read more on the history of Chorley, visit their Wikipedia page.\r\n\r\nTeam news: \r\n\r\nMatt Williams will return to the Gloucester City squad after his loan spell at Cinderford Town finished, where he was an instrumental part of the Southern League Division 1 South & West leaders’ defence.\r\n\r\nCalvin Dinsley will again miss out with a slight Achilles injury, however we are hopeful he will return for Saturday’s match with Hednesford Town.\r\n\r\nLuke Hopper is still another couple of weeks from full fitness with an ankle ligament injury.

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