Date: Saturday, 8th August 2015\r\n\r\nCompetition: Vanarama National League North\r\n\r\nKick-off: 3pm\r\n\r\nLocation: Whaddon Road, Cheltenham\r\n\r\nGloucester City kick-off their 2015/16 Vanarama National League North campaign as they welcome division newcomers FC United of Manchester on Saturday afternoon.\r\n\r\nFC United were formed in 2005 by Manchester United supporters opposed to American businessman Malcolm Glazer’s controversial takeover. The club is owned and democratically run by its supporters.\r\n\r\nThe club have recently moved into their new stadium, Broadhurst Park, following ground shares with Bury, Stalybridge Celtic and Curzon Ashton.\r\n\r\nSince being formed in 2005, the club have developed a reputation as being one of the best supported clubs in non-league football both home and away, drawing in more than 1800 fans on average each season.\r\n\r\nMuch is expected from FC United this season, and City boss Tim Harris said: “Obviously we know all about them, we know their threats and we know that they’re likely to bring a large travelling support so we need everyone who can to get behind Gloucester City Football Club.\r\n\r\n“Our pre-season preparation has been okay; it’s not been fantastic but it’s certainly not been disappointing.\r\n\r\nCome 3pm on Saturday though it’ll be time to kick on into another gear and the players need to go out there and enjoy themselves in what will be a mouth-watering clash.”\r\n\r\nTeam news:\r\n\r\nMike Green is unavailable for the games against FC United and Corby Town due to family commitments.\r\n\r\nJack Harris faces another 2 months out of action following a long standing knee injury.\r\n\r\nGeorge Miller, Chris Knowles and Tom Webb are all still unavailable due to their respective injuries.\r\n\r\nJoe Parker, Lewis Hall, Obi Anoruo and Mike Symons are all in line to make their league debuts for the Tigers.

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