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What Gloucester City need to do to complete the great escape in their fight to stay in the National League North

Gloucester City are currently 11 points behind Darlington and safety with just eight games remaining.

Gloucester City currently sit in what feels like a hopeless fight for survival In the National League North.

A 7-3 loss on Saturday against Boston United was followed by a 2-1 loss against Tamworth on Tuesday leaving the club 11 points from safety.

With eight games left, first up is Warrington Town this Saturday. They have to win this one if they are to start a late charge to stay up it feels now or never.

Warrington are 10th at the moment so will prove a tough test for Mike Cook’s side.

Darlington’s points per game ratio has them finish on around 50 points, meaning Gloucester City who currently sit on 32 points could likely need around 19 more to stay up.

It would mean they need to win six games and draw one of their last eight – a very difficult task considering they have won just eight games all season.

Cook’s side are currently left with just two fit centre-backs to attempt this unbelievable feat.

Spencer Hamilton is likely to miss out on Saturday, Max Ram departed the club last week, while Ben Richards-Everton recently started his first game for Bromsgrove.

The severe lack of squad depth is what has cost them this season and if they can’t keep their current best preforms fit, then any chance at staying is likely to slip away.

With eight games left, it’s highly likely that Gloucester will drop into the Southern Premier.

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