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Gloucester City goalkeeper Liam Armstrong is “fit and ready” to replace departing star Zach Jeacock

Gloucester City had relied on goalkeeper and Birmingham loanee Zach Jeacock on several occasions this season though the 22-year-old was recalled and subsequently released by Birmingham to find new pastures, meaning Gloucester City now relies on their number two Liam Armstrong.

Liam Armstrong had been on loan over the winter to get valuable minutes under his belt, it seems this came in good timing for Gloucester so the keeper was ready to return: “I’m pleased to be back, it’s been a successful Christmas break for myself playing on loan at Bishops Cleeve, dusting off the cobwebs and getting regular minutes so I’m fit and ready for the task at hand.”

“The boys have done well recently sticking together, getting results and by the sound of it scoring some good goals as well.”

Gloucester City has won their last two games away from home and will hope to take that form into this afternoon, Liam feels the confidence of the squad can only help him in his return: “The whole back line has been superb recently, with Zack going back I’d like to keep up with his good form and the form of the defenders as well, try to slot in as quick as possible, maintain that and help out the boys, anyway I can”.

Liam hasn’t had his chance yet this season and is hoping to take his opportunity now it’s arrived: “Zach’s been fantastic, you can see why he’s at the level he is, he’s great physically and also a great guy as well, I’ve learnt a few things from him this season and hope he’s taken parts of my game back with him as well”.

Gloucester City takes on Kings Lynn town this afternoon in a big relegation six-pointer, having won their last two games Gloucester City and manager Mike Cook will be confident heading into the tie. With Jeacock departing Gloucester City fans will be eager to see how Armstrong fills the boots of the Birmingham loanee.

Though the 23-year-old is looking forward to his first start back: “I’m excited to get back and on the Tiger Turf, it’s been a while since my last game in the GFA Cup so I’m looking forward to it, It’s a big game against Kings Lynn their no push overs so we are going to have to be on it from the start”.

“We just want to get those three points, they are vital and keep it going into the next game and until the end, every game is massive so we want to keep up that good form”.

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