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“We all know what level we need to play at” – Gloucester City boss Mike Cook on King’s Lynn Town encounter

Gloucester City have certainly found their form at the right time in a crucial part of the season, The Tigers have picked up back-to-back away wins in their fight for survival.

Following a 4-1 victory against fellow relegation rivals Bishop’s Stortford on Saturday, Tigers’ boss Mike Cook looked ahead to a relegation six pointer against King’s Lynn Town.

“I’ve been told they’re not a bad side, on our day we’re a decent team and if we perform like we have the last few weeks, we’ll be in a good place.”

The Tigers drew 1-1 at King’s Lynn back in late August.

The departure of Zach Jeacock in January will be a big miss, as the on-loan Birmingham City goalkeeper departed after Saturday’s win, this brings a new opportunity for second choice, Liam Armstrong.

“We’re looking to start Liam (Armstrong) on Saturday, he’s not done many things wrong, he’s unlucky to lose his place, we owe him to have an opportunity to perform as our number one.”

With the squad in a good place, Cook is happy with his availability despite a few recent setbacks, Harry Emmett broke his collarbone during last weekend’s win.

“We’ve done as much as we can do at the moment with the budget we’ve got, it’s important we’ve got a healthy squad in the run-in.

“It’s devastating for him personally, it’s the first major injury he’s had, I felt sorry for him when I phoned him up on Sunday morning because he’s been playing so well, he’ll be a big miss for us, we’ve got (Jamie) Reckord out, Harry Leeson should be available which is good news.”

Harry Emmett in action for Gloucester City. credit:

Club captain Spencer Hamilton recently came back from a long-term injury but since has played three 90-minute games in seven days, the 28-year-old gave an update on his fitness.

“Touch wood, not too bad, obviously it’s been good with the way (Mike) Cookie has been managing me, I think King’s Lynn will take a physical approach to the game, on my part I’m feeling good and ready to go.

“I feel I’ve bought a bit of a voice back, sometimes it takes some organisation to help the midfield to break up play which we have been doing, it’s not just down to me, it’s good I’ve been involved to try and push us up the league.”

Two wins in a row means going into Saturday, Gloucester are four points off safety, Hamilton commented on how big it is to start picking up these wins at this point in the season.

“It was good, we said in the week it was an important game for the club, it was a reaction we know we needed to do.

“We had good signs before we started winning games, winning three on the bounce would be a massive achievement, we know how important the game is with the positioning of the two teams, there’s confidence in the dressing room and we’ve now got that momentum to push on.”

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