Young defender says squad hungry to win league...

Callum Davies believes he will get better with every game he plays as he continues to develop in the heart of the Gills defence.

The 19-year-old centre back has appeared 15 times for the club this season and has drawn praise from Manager Martin Allen for the way he has applied himself as the campaign has progressed.

Speaking in the midweek press conference Callum said: “I didn’t think I would play any football really, I’m happy but in pre-season I didn’t think I was in his thoughts at all. We went to France in pre-season and I wasn’t in the squad at all but good performances have put me where I am and I have to thank the gaffer for having some faith in me.

“I am only young so I have to bide my time but every game for me is a positive and just being around the camp and winning it’s great for me.

“I’m going to get better with every game I play because at my age I’m susceptible to mistakes but I need to live and learn. I know what the game is like so I need to take my time, all the time I’m young I’m happy just to get a game when I can and hopefully give the gaffer a question if I do well.”

Callum says that, despite the fact the Gills are two points clear with a game in hand; the players are not getting ahead of themselves and are refusing to look beyond the next game.

He added: “We are flying at the moment, we are confident after the win the other day so we just need to keep doing the same things.

“Every game is different but at the end of the day we have been top for four months so there can be speculation but as long as we are at the top that’s all that matters.

“It’s a long old season so there is no point getting ahead of ourselves, you need to take it game by game but hopefully come the end of April we are top.

“We’re in to win it so we need to keep pushing and see where it takes us. At the start of the year you say you just want to go up but now we are here we need to push and we want to win this.”

Davies, and the other defenders in the squad, were joined by Leon Legge earlier in the week after the former Brentford man agreed an initial one month loan deal at Priestfield, and Callum says it is good for the squad as the players prepare for the trip to Bristol Rovers.

He said: “It’s good for the team; he is a good player and has come from Brentford. Whoever plays it doesn’t matter as long as we win; we all want to win the league.

“New players will come in and some will go so you just have to deal with it. Come Saturday it doesn’t matter who plays, we are in it together.

“They have got a new manager so they will be out to cause an upset but we are top for a reason so hopefully we can go there and beat them like we did here.”