Members of Gloucester City Football Club Management Board met with Paul Baker and directors of Cheltenham Town on Monday 20th January to discuss an extension to the current ground-sharing contract at Whaddon Road for 2014/15, with the existing agreement due to end in May.\r\n\r\n“”Paul and his Board received our delegation in a very positive manner, for which we are grateful,” Tigers chairman Stuart Pike commented.\r\n\r\n“We were pleased to report to them that this season there has been no repetition of events which caused issues between the clubs this time last year, with the improvement in relations being mainly down to club restructure our end and with that in place, better accounting practices.”\r\n\r\n”Our rent payment schedule is fully up to date with our landlords and with the plans for our new stadium ongoing it is clear that despite where we currently stand in the Skrill North placing, the club would be unwise, for several reasons, to consider any other venue for the playing of Gloucester City Football Club fixtures until we can return home.\r\n\r\n”We feel confident though with that in place, we can plan positively for next season irrespective of what competition we will be playing in.\r\n\r\n“Our supporters and sponsors need to know the club is financially back on track and by taking early action in seeking to extend the deal with Cheltenham Town, this indicates our strengthening position and positive attitude towards the future.\r\n\r\n“Getting the ground-share sorted early will allow us to continue our plans across all areas of our trading and we hope that is clearly recognised by this announcement.”

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