Gloucester City boss Tim Harris is hoping for a positive reaction from his side following Tuesday’s defeat to Tamworth, when the Tigers welcome Altrincham to Whaddon Road on Saturday.

“We need to bounce back” said Harris. “The first half was poor on Tuesday, in the secondgcafc half we gave it a right go but we still lost the game.

“[At training] we’ve been talking about the positivity of where we’ve come from and hopefully we go out and obtain the three points.”

The Tigers have made a good start to the season as they currently sit in the top 10 after eight games, with their points tally of 14 points making it one of the club’s best ever starts to a season at this level.

“I think that every fan that’s watched us this year will be pleased of the progression from the side at the end of last season to the start of this one.

“We do look a bit more energetic and dynamic in our play, we’ve scored 18 goals so far this season and I’m not sure how long it took us to reach that last year but it certainly wasn’t in the opening eight games.

“We’re not in a bad position currently but this league is very unforgiving as we’ve said before. You can go on a good run but you can quite easily go on a bad run and that’s the competitiveness of it.”

“We’ve just been talking about having a bit more courage on the ball, I thought that’s where we were a little bit naïve in the first half at Tamworth.”


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