GLOUCESTER CONFIRM EXTENSION

Blue Square North side Gloucester City have extended their groundshare deal with Cheltenham Town for another season.

The Tigers' chairman Nigel Hughes signed the agreement along with his Robins opposite number Paul Barker, and the two sides will now share Whaddon Road for the fourth consecutive season.

Gloucester have played at the ground since 2010, after their former home was destroyed by flooding in 2007, and they have formed a strong relationship with League 2 Cheltenham even though there had recently been some complications with regards to payments.

The non-league club have now resolved the debt and, with the Football Conference approving the groundshare extension, they are set for a another season of Blue Square North football at Whaddon Road – they are currently on course for a top-half finish in the division.

“It’s been a tough month,but after all the positivity in recent days it is great to confirm that our partnership with Cheltenham Town will continue for a fourth year,” Gloucester chairman Hughes said.

“I get on very well with Paul [Baker], and I knew it was only a matter of time before we could sort the deal out.

“It is a deal that is good to both clubs and hopefully will see our co-operation flourish over the coming year.”

Posted on 02/04/2013