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Worcester looking for revenge in derby tie with Gloucester

Worcester Editorial 6th Feb, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

REVENGE will be in the mind of the Worcester City players tomorrow (Saturday) when they welcome rivals Gloucester City to Aggborough.

The pair met just three weeks ago and it was Gloucester who ran out comfortable 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Nathan Modest and a Billy Jones penalty.

Manager Carl Heeley questioned where his sides confidence had gone after that defeat and they have gone on to win one, draw one and lose one of the following three encounters.

The Blue and Whites did resurrect their Aggborough form in their last home outing when a Wayne Thomas strike was enough to see off a plucky Oxford City side.

And Thomas, who picked up his tenth yellow card of the season in the 3-0 defeat at North Ferriby United, will be available for the game along with striker Daniel Nti, who was sent off in the loss, as both suspensions are enforced later this month.

Left back Connor Gudger, who was signed by Heeley in the summer, will not be part of the squad as he joined Conference North rivals Leamington today (Friday).

Gloucester, however, go in to the game brimming with confidence after securing their seventh Severn derby win in a row in the Whaddon Road success last month.

Tim Harris’ team have pulled themselves clear of relegation trouble after finding their form and winning their last four on the spin, including against tomorrow’s hosts.

A live blog will be available on www.worcesterobserver.co.uk online.

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