Midfielder delighted to secure first league goal

Gills midfielder Bradley Dack said he was delighted to have scored his first league goal for the club in the 1-1 draw against Morecambe at the Globe Arena on Saturday.

The teenager levelled matters in the 52nd minute following Jack Redshaw’s close range strike before the interval, and says the one of the reasons he is playing well at the moment is because of the understanding that exists between himself and the strikers.

He said: “It was good to get the goal, my first league goal and it’s been coming to be fair – I’ve had a few chances, especially at Priestfield. It was a good team performance aswell.

“We know how to play and I know where the ball is going to drop. When we play in to Keds, Deon or German you’ll get knock downs and then gaffer is always talking about them.

“I just gamble sometimes and at times it goes straight to your feet, like it did.

“It’s the best feeling along with the team winning – I can’t really explain how it feels but it’s good to score in front of the fans.”

Dack has received the opportunity to make an impact on the first team this season, and he would like nothing more to cap it off with a promotion if the Gills could secure one of the top three automatic places.

He said: “It’s in the mind but our main goal is just promotion, just to go up as a team. We have done well all season and hopefully we can hold out, get the promotion and then think about winning the league.

“It would be brilliant to go up, it’s been a good season and we just need to close it out now. We’ve got eight games to go – I’m confident we will do it but we just need to keep working hard and keep doing our stuff on the training pitch.

“It’s been a big step up this season but now I am starting to come in to it more.

“The fans have been good to me and they have been patient. I didn’t start too well at the start of the season but I went out on loan, came back and felt stronger and they were great today.

“They supported us even when we were 1-0 down; they were still singing songs so it was good to give them the goal.

“We have a never say die attitude where we don’t think we are going to lose anywhere. We were 1-0 down at half time but you just have to keep going and we know we are going to score goals and we probably should have won the game.”

Dack commented on whether he maybe should have taken a second chance not too long after his equaliser, although he did reveal he thought it was going in before his effort whistled past the upright.

He said: “It was just past the post, a good cross from Robbo and I just didn’t get enough on it. I thought it was in when it first left my head but it wasn’t to be.

“You just have to keep your head straight and keep going. When I was really young I played up front but I don’t think I have the physical presence to play up there.

“I’ve scored most of my goals coming from deep and I think midfield is my position.”

To read what Martin had to say after the game please click here.