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FISH: THE CROWD WERE AMAZING

11 March 2013

Matt Fish salutes the Gills faithful as the team pull five points clear at the top of League Two

Speaking after Saturday’s 2-1 home win over Plymouth Argyle Gills right-back Matt Fish paid tribute to the supporters for inspiring the team’s performance, saying, “The gaffers been getting on to us all week in training about getting people off their seats and the crowd were amazing today.
“They cheered us all the way. They’ve paid to see people pressing and everyone giving their all. It was a better performance than what we’ve been doing recently, we said about getting about them and pressing the ball, then when we get the ball being nice and calm and I thought we did that today.
“It was good to see people sitting in the Brian Moore Stand because it’s usually empty. Obviously when it rains you might not want to sit there but I think we should have people there every week. The more the merrier, because it makes for a great atmosphere.”
Attacking midfielder Bradley Dack was named man of the match and Fishy admits he’s a big admirer of the highly rated youngster, “Dacky’s got great quality for a young lad and I think he’ll go a long way in the game.
“He shows some unbelievable touches in training and scores goals as well. He’s good going forward, he’s quick and he gets in behind defences and he can hold it up as well to be fair.
“Also Danny East and Mike Richardson did well coming on so I think all round it was a good performance, apart from the goal that we conceded, which was a little bit frustrating for us defenders and “Nels”.
With the Gills clear of the chasing pack and only ten games to play, Fishy reflected the positive mood in the dressing room, saying “We’re five points clear with a game in hand but we can only do what we set out to do at the start of the season and that’s get promoted and we’re in a great position to fulfil that.
“I think we’ve just got to keep getting those points away from home and if we keep playing the way that we played today, we’ll be there or there abouts. I think all the lads have got the belief that we can get promoted.
“We’ve got ourselves into a great position and they are a great bunch of lads. We’re in it together and that shows out on the pitch as well. When we conceded the goal we didn’t sit back and let them come on to us we all picked each other up and we’re in it together to the end.”
The Gills have a hectic schedule in March with tomorrow night’s match at Exeter City being the first of three successive away fixtures and Matt is confident the team can pick up more points, adding “I think away from home it might be a little bit more relaxed.
“We’re more solid and we’ve only lost one game away from home so we’ll go into all three games with great confidence. We owe Exeter one and with our away form, I know their home form isn’t great so we can definitely go there and get a few points.”
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