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20 August 2012

Gills new signing eager to make impression

Gills new signing Myles Weston says there is plenty more to come from him after scoring on his debut for the club in the 3-1 opening day win against Bradford at MEMS Priestfield.

Weston replaced Deon Burton in the second half and made an immediate impression by sealing all three points for the hosts against a Bantams team who were beginning to press for an equalizer.  

The winger only signed on Friday but has already shown the fans what he is capable of doing and thinks the result will do wonders for morale.

Speaking after the game he said: “It was a good result and it’s always important to win your first game for confidence and momentum so I’m happy with that.

“I was just excited and happy to play again and that’s the main thing for me. Hopefully I have given the fans a glimpse of what I can bring to the team.”

The midfielder was asked what in particular tempted him to sign for the Gills.

He said: “I think it was the persistence of the gaffer really – I like what he’s trying to do with the club and where the club is going. We are going to push for promotion and we have a good chance of doing that.

“We have a decent squad, the harmony is good and we are very together. We have a great chance of going up; it’s just how consistent we can be.

“This club is ambitious; we are looking to get to League One. It is a realistic target with the players we have and the manager we have got and with the backing of the Chairman we can get there.

“I came here to play football, one of the reasons I left Brentford was that I wasn’t getting enough games but to get the best out of me I need to play.”

Weston summed up what he believes he can bring to the squad and answered whether he had ever scored on a debut before.

He replied: “I’m fast and direct, that’s my main skill. I can play on the left or up front – I’m an exciting player, people say I get fans off their seats when I run at people but that’s just me.

“I scored for Brentford on my debut, infact I scored two. It gives you confidence – I just wanted to show what I can do because a lot of fans don’t know and there’s plenty more to come.”

The squad will have had a few days to prepare before playing Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park on Tuesday evening, but Weston believes the team can take their performance from the weekend in to the midweek fixture.

He said: “We will go into that game with a lot of confidence and we have a good chance of getting another three points there. The boys are buzzing from today and I think we can take that into Tuesday.”

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