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Mehew hopes FA Trophy run can aid return to Meadow Park

Gloucester City

Gloucester City manager David Mehew hopes his side's FA Trophy run can help the club return to its Meadow Park home which was flooded in July 2007.

The Tigers reached the last 16 of the Trophy with a 1-0 win at Boston and are away to Luton Town in the third round.

"We still haven't got our own ground after four years of being out of it," Mehew told BBC Radio Gloucestershire.

"We're going to hopefully have it soon and this just helps keep us in the limelight and say that we are there."

Since 2007 Gloucester City have ground-shared with Forest Green, Cirencester Town and are currently at Cheltenham Town.

I could not see that happening to the rugby club

David Mehew

Against the odds the club has carried on successfully winning promotion from the Southern League via the play offs to the then Blue Square North in 2008-09.

Mehew went on to vent his frustration at the delay in the city's football club returning to Gloucester:

"I could not see that happening to the rugby club," he said.

"We know that the main thing [in the city] is rugby and we're never going to change that."

"But if the floods had happened to them they'd have a brand new stadium."



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