Gills skipper Adam Barrett looks forward to the trip to Wolverhampton WanderersSpeaking at Thursday’s press conference, Gills skipper Adam Barrett gave us his assessment of the season so far and the mood in the camp, saying “The feelings good, I think the Colchester game could have gone either way and a draw in the end probably would have been a fair result.
“The other night, Bristol City were a good side with some good players but I think we created the better of the chances. Goals do change games and we’re frustrated that we haven’t taken any of them but the feeling in the team is good.
“It was never going to be easy coming up. We wanted to start well and get the points at home but that didn’t quite work out. It’s a long, long season. There will be plenty of ups and downs along the way but we’re confident.”
The Gills travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend for one of their toughest tests of the campaign and Adam says the team are raring to get to Molineux, “We’re very positive, looking forward to going to Wolves and the pressure is on them.
“It’s their first home league game, we’re going to go up there and give it a right go. We want to go up there and get our first points on the board. I don’t think we’ve hit top form yet by any shadow of a doubt, you know, we can do a lot better.
“These are the games you want to play in so as players we can’t wait to go up there. Molineux is a fantastic set-up, I played there once before when I was at Southend in the Championship and it is a lovely ground. We’re not going there to enjoy the ground though, we’re going to win.”
Gillingham will be underdogs at Molineux and Adam believes that’s a situation that can work in his team’s favour, adding, “The pressure on Wolves is immense. They are going to be under a hell of a lot of pressure at home this year.
“They are expected by their supporters, with their wage budget, to go and win this league. There’s no two ways about it. It’s a huge club, you’ve just got to see on Saturday the infrastructure there but that doesn’t mean anything to us.
“We’re going to concentrate on what we do and we know if we start well there and frustrate them then the fans will probably turn on them because they are expecting them to beat us. If we can contain them then there’s no reason why we can’t get the result we’re capable of.”
Adam’s clearly confident but what does the skipper believe are realistic ambitions for the Gills to achieve this season? He concluded, “I’ve said from day one, I’m not going to put targets on anything. It’s a tough league.
“There are a lot of big clubs in League One, a lot of well-established clubs but we’ve come up here to be successful. WE haven’t come up here just to stay up. There will be little blips along the way but we’re coming up to the second game of the season.”
“We’re looking forward to it, we’re all enjoying life. We deserve to be here, we were champions last year, we just need to get those first points on the board now and if we can do that at Wolves, hopefully that will kick-start the season and away we go.”