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Gloucester City set to extend groundshare at Cheltenham Town

GLOUCESTER CITY look set to extend their groundshare at Cheltenham Town’s Whaddon Road for a sixth season.

The Tigers have been playing at Cheltenham since 2010 after spending time at Forest Green Rovers and Cirencester. City lost their Meadow Park home after heavy floods in the summer of 2007.

They hope to return for the start of the 2017-18 season so next term, in which they will be charged “increased rent”, is likely to be their last.

Cheltenham chairman Paul Baker says the new deal is set to be signed despite the Robins being left disappointed by the state of the Whaddon Road playing surface.

Writing in his programme notes for Saturday’s game against Welling, Baker said: “We will be renewing our groundshare with Gloucester City next season, subject to even more stringent conditions and an increased rent. This is likely to be the final season of this arrangement.

“We have all been disappointed at the state of our award-winning playing surface and will be investing quite significantly in the close season. This was something we failed do last season.”

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