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Gloucester City travel to Hereford on Tuesday night in West Country Derby

Gloucester City look to return to winning ways tomorrow when they make the relatively short trip to Edgar Street to take on Hereford in the National League North.

The Tigers had enjoyed a five-game unbeaten run in the league over the festive period, but have lost their last two, to Blyth and Southport.

They sit four points above the solitary relegation place with 20 games still to play this season.

By contrast, Hereford have had an upturn in form recently after struggling over Christmas and New Year.

They have beaten local rivals Kidderminster as well as Farsley Celtic in the last week, scoring six goals without reply.

It will make a change for Gloucester to have a local away trip, with the nature of the division giving them long journeys north very often.

Since Hereford reformed, the Tigers have only travelled to Edgar Street once, winning 1-0 in November 2020.

They are yet to meet this season, with the return fixture at New Meadow Park currently scheduled for Easter Monday.

City manager Lee Mansell appeared to very disappointed with his side’s performance against Southport on Saturday, and said there may be some imminent changes to the squad, both incoming and outgoing.

Experienced striker Matt Green was added to the Gloucester ranks last week and could make his debut on Tuesday, with his fellow former EFL frontman Matt McClure remaining on the sidelines for this one.

On the Hereford roster are the likes of former Forest Green Rovers man Yan Klukowski and seasoned defender Krystian Pearce, who made 192 appearances in League Two for Mansfield Town between 2015 and 2020.

Despite there being only one relegation place, both teams still have plenty to play for, with Gloucester looking to move away from the bottom and Hereford sitting just two points off the final play-off spot.

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