Gloucester City continue their pre-season campaign as they welcome the visit of a Wolverhampton Wanderers XI at Evesham United’s Jubilee Stadium on Saturday 25th July.\r\n\r\nThe game was arranged with the help of former Gloucester and Newport goalkeeper Pat Mountain, who is Wolves’ goalkeeping coach, and Tigers boss Tim Harris is looking forward to the encounter.\r\n\r\nThe match will be the second played at the Jubilee Stadium for the Tigers, who played out a 1-1 draw with Kidderminster Harriers on Tuesday evening where they were right to feel hard-done by the result, in a game where chance creation was aplenty.\r\n\r\nTim Harris told the Gloucester Citizen how he expects a very different test on Saturday afternoon.\r\n\r\n”I think it will be brilliant. We are just coming into it now,” he said. “We struggled to get out of first gear at first, it was all about fitness.\r\n\r\n”It was quite physical against Kidderminster where we more than held our own and with a little bit of luck we would’ve got a very good result.\r\n\r\n”As everybody says at this stage it’s not about results but our performance was really pleasing.\r\n\r\n”Wolves will bring a different approach, they will be well drilled on moving the ball quickly, it will be about energy and quality so if we can keep our discipline and keep our shape it should be a cracking game.\r\n\r\n”I’d like to thank Pat Mountain. He always likes to help his friends and colleagues out.”\r\n\r\nTeam news: \r\n\r\nFormer Bristol City player and ex-Tigers loanee Lewis Hall will play for Gloucester City tomorrow after being on trial with several other clubs.\r\n\r\nGeorge Miller has suffered a setback with his ankle injury so won’t be available to feature, as is the case with Mike Symons who will miss the game through family commitments.\r\n\r\nMeanwhile forward Nathan Modest has been released. Modest signed for the club in September but has not been offered a new deal.\r\n\r\nHarris said: “I think the lad needs to play football more regularly and we wish him all the best.”\r\n\r\nAfter appearing against Kidderminster, former Newport midfielder Michael Flynn will not play against Wolves as he is attending a coaching course with the Welsh FA but Harris has not ruled out the possibility of him turning out for the club again before the start of the season.\r\n\r\nStriker Ben Brooks, who has been on trial with the Tigers, will no longer feature in the pre-season friendlies and is set to join Southern League side Mangotsfield United, where former Tigers boss Dave Mehew is assistant manager.\r\n\r\nHarris said: “He certainly impressed me and is one for the future but I think he needs to play regular men’s football.”\r\n\r\nHowever, Harris is set to open contract talks with youth team player Sam Hicks, who has impressed in recent weeks.\r\n\r\n”I think the lad has got a good future in the game,” said Harris. I love his attitude, he’s got great ability and he’s really proved his worth.”\r\n\r\nAdmission prices are as follows: Adults £10, Concessions £5, Under 18s Free\r\n\r\nThere will be live commentary of the match courtesy of Severn Sport, from 2:45pm with Matt Yates and Ryan Butler.
- No more matches scheduled.
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