Defender on verge of Tigers return

Gloucester City are believed to be close to completing the signing of former centre half Matt Williams from Hungerford Town.

Williams, 23, began the season at Evesham United where he impressed at the heart of an impressive back line, earning himself a move to Hungerford Town in the National League South.

Since leaving Cheltenham Town as a youth prospect, he went on to play for and captain both Bishop’s Cleeve and Gloucester City.

During his debut season with the Tigers he formed a solid centre back partnership with Sam Avery, in a defence that had one of the best defensive records in the National League North.

Should the deal be completed, Williams will become the fourth signing of Marc Richards’ tenure as Tigers boss – following James Hamon, Rhys Kavanagh and Harry Williams.

Williams will join a defensive unit that has been tough to break down in recent weeks and will provide stiff competition for Avery, Robbie Cundy, Kieran Parselle and Spencer Hamilton for a place in the starting XI.