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Preview | Chester (A)

By Rowan Lee

Gloucester City will travel up north to the Deva Stadium today where they will face Chester who currently sit 15th in the Vanarama National League North. (KO 7.45pm)

City head into the game full of positivity following an outstanding 5-1 victory over Farsley Celtic last Saturday, a game which saw Steven King’s side move up to fourth in the league table.

Despite a gap of six points between the two sides, City know there’s no underestimating any team in this league and will once again aim to continue their impressive run of form and make it four wins from four.

Here are the statistics ahead of City’s 14th league game of this current season:


As previously mentioned, City go into this game on the back of a ruthless 5-1 triumph over Farsley Celtic on Saturday thanks to a relentless second half performance by Steven King’s men. A game which saw new City signing Dominic McHale on the scoresheet with two sublime finishes on his debut.

Chester themselves are expected to head into this game in good spirits following an impressive 4-0 win at home to Kettering Town on Saturday. Therefore, Calum McIntyre’s side will be more than determined to make life difficult for Gloucester this evening.

All three points for City are imperative in their quest to finish as high as possible in the league come the end of the season. City will be hoping Kieran Phillips is once again on the scoresheet after an impressive start to the campaign with five league goals already in his name.

Key Players:

Chester centre-forward Kurt Willoughby will no doubt be on City’s radar as the Englishman has netted four goals for the hosts so far this season.

City’s defence will also be wary of right winger and former Manchester United youth player Adam Thomas who has caused many teams problems so far this season scoring two in seven games.

Manager's Thoughts:

“It’s going to be tough, let’s not make no bones about that. They (Chester) won 4-0 against Kettering, they nearly beat Oldham in the FA Cup so it’s going to be a tough, tough ask.

"We’re patching up the team now so if I can get maybe a couple of bodies in before Tuesday, I’ll do my best to make that happen to help these guys. We will give it our best shot.”

Previous Meetings:


22nd March: Gloucester 3-3 Chester

26th October: Chester 3-2 Gloucester


31st October: Gloucester 2-1 Chester


17th August: Chester 4-0 Gloucester


16th March: Chester 2-0 Gloucester

18th November: Gloucester 0-1 Chester

Follow all the action of tonight’s game via the club’s social media channels.


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