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PREVIEW: Gloucester City v Bromley – FA CUP 4th Qualifying Round

Gloucester City play Bromley FC for a place in the FA Cup 1st round proper.

Chris Todd’s Gloucester City side host Bromley FC in the 4th qualifying round at the Jubilee Stadium on Saturday.

The club will look to claim their place in the draw for FA Cup 1st round proper for the third time in six years.

The Tigers’ recently appointed new manager Chris Todd, who officially took over as head coach after they lost 1-0 to Billericay Town last weekend, will make his debut in the dugout for City in their crucial match this weekend.

Todd took his former side Eastleigh to the FA Cup third round proper in 2016, narrowly losing 3-2 to Bolton Wanderers after forcing a replay against the Championship side.

City fans will be hoping the new manager can repeat his FA Cup success this season and take the Tigers into the next round.

Gloucester eased through the second qualifying round against Plymouth Parkway 3-1, before needing a third qualifying round replay against Dorking Wanderers.

After a 3-3 draw at home, City were able to win 3-0 away thanks to a brace from Jake Jackson and a solo effort from Joe Parker confirmed their place in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round.

National League side Bromley last played at Evesham back in 2014, winning 2-1 on the day and stopping Evesham from reaching the FA Cup first round proper.

The Ravens are unbeaten in their last four games, and will be will look to repeat this result against Gloucester at the weekend.

Their squad includes former Premier League star Roger Johnson, who played for Birmingham City and Wolves in the top flight, and ex-Forest Green striker Omar Bugiel, a Lebanese international.

Read our round-up of all of #NonLeagueDay’s action HERE and find out who Cinderford Town will face in the FA Trophy first round next weekend.

 

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