Gloucester Rugby Chairman Tom Walkinshaw is set to acknowledge the patience of the club's season ticket holders in recent weeks by announcing an extension of the deadline for seat holders to renew their seats for 2009-10.
The original deadline for current seat holders to renew their seats was set for 3:30pm on Friday May 29th.
However, feedback from supporters has indicated that, whilst they are keen to continue showing their support, a number of them have been reluctant to commit until the results of Walkinshaw's internal review have been communicated.
Said review of the 2008-9 season has been ongoing for some time now and an announcement is expected in the next couple of weeks as Walkinshaw finalises his thoughts.
Taking that into account, a letter will be sent to all season ticket holders next week thanking the 2000 plus supporters who have already committed, acknowledging the concerns of those who haven't and, as a result, announcing a two week extension to the original deadline.
Gloucester meet the Exeter Chiefs for the fourth time in competitive action this weekend, this time in the semi-final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. Director of Rugby David Humphreys told the local media this week that this is the sort of game that Gloucester want to be involved in on a regular basis and that he and his team are looking forward to it.
Following the 29-26 loss to Harlequins, club captain Billy Twelvetrees spoke of his disappointment that the Cherry and Whites were unable to cash in on the home side's indiscipline and lose a lead on Saturday afternoon.
Number eight Gareth Evans admitted to a collective feeling of frustration as Gloucester lost narrowly at Harlequins on Saturday, but insisted that there are plenty of positives to draw upon ahead of next Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final at home to Exeter.
Gloucester travel to the Stoop on Saturday afternoon to take on Harlequins in the Aviva Premiership. The Cherry and Whites make just two changes from last weekend's win over Connacht as they seek consistency and continuity in their play as Nick Walshe told the local media this week.
Speaking to GRTV after the final whistle, Tom Palmer praised the Cherry and Whites concentration and desire to hold on to a narrow 14-7 victory. The second row topped the tackle charts with 19 as he led the home team's resistance.
Supporters who are still to purchase tickets for Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final at home to Exeter Chiefs at Kingsholm (kick off 7:45pm) are reminded that Early Bird prices are only valid until 6:30pm on Thursday evening.
The Gloucester Wheelchair Rugby team travelled to Fenton Manor Complex, Stoke on Trent last Saturday to take part in the final round of the GBWR Super Series of the season, knowing just one win would be enough to crown them Division 3 Champions.