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Gloucester City sign Exeter City winger Jake Gosling on loan

By The Citizen  |  Posted: March 13, 2014

Jake Gosling (left) in action for Exeter City's Under-21 side

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PACE ace Jake Gosling is set to make his Gloucester City debut at Gainsborough Trinity tomorrow after joining Tim Harris Tigers revolution on loan from League Two club Exeter City.

The 20-year-old winger will link up with his Tigers teammate ahead of the long trip to Lincolnshire to give Harris’ rejuvenated side an extra attacking edge.

City have returned to winning ways in their last two games, claiming successive 2-0 victories against relegation rivals Histon and fallen Football League giants Stockport County.

But Harris has made no secret of the fact that he felt City lacked a cutting edge when he took control of the club from his friend Dave Mehew last month.

And he hopes that the capture of former Hartpury College man Gosling will add some extra attacking impetus to his refreshed squad.

“Jake comes highly recommended from Exeter, he’s played in a number of games in the first team down there,” Harris said.

“He can operate on both flanks and has a lot of pace which is something we don’t have an awful lot of in our side.

“Bringing him in will allow us to push Adam Mann further forward which will help when Connor Waldon goes back after Tuesday’s game at Brackley, so we have options.”

As well as 15 professional appearances for the Grecians in League Two, Gosling has also impressed at Conference South level with Dorchester.

He was the hero of the Magpies’ 1-0 FA Cup win against Exeter’s Devon rivals Plymouth Argyle in 2012, bagging the winner as Dorchester recorded a famous Cup upset.

Gosling could also be in line for an international debut later this year after Gibraltar coach Allen Bula confirmed he is looking at the winger to be part of his European Championship qualifiers squad.

The former Hartpury College student has also featured for Dorchester in Conference South and is under consideration for an international call-up from the newly-formed Gibraltar national team.

Gosling could be in line to make his first start at Gainsborough as striker Nat Jarvis is ruled out with a hamstring injury.

Record appearance maker Tom Webb is making slow progress as he bids to return from a back/hamstring problem, while defender Jack Harris is suspended.

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