Defender not concerned with progress of other teams

Matt Fish says the squad need to ignore what is happening elsewhere and focus on their own performances as they look to maintain their position as league leaders.

The Gills go in to Saturday’s game against Plymouth two points clear of Port Vale, and the full back believes the team just need to do what they have been doing in order to have a successful finish to the season.

He said: “Our home form hasn’t been as good as our away form but we are still at the top of the league and that’s the bigger picture at the end of the day, and if we are still there after 46 games then we would have achieved what we would have wanted to achieve at the start of the season.

“If we just try and play the way we have been playing away from home, try to relax and forget about the other team then we will be alright.

“It’s a good stadium for League Two and teams come here and play a different way and we have found it hard. At the start of the season we were winning games in the first half but now teams have sussed us out a little bit.

“We can’t let it get us down; we just need to go out there and try and get three points and keep doing what we are doing away from home and hopefully we’ll be there after 46 games.

“At the start of the season we would get an early goal and that would settle us down but lately we haven’t been doing that and then that makes everyone a bit nervous.

“It’s a lot different then but we just need to worry about ourselves at the end of the day.

“Port Vale have slipped up in a bit in the last few games and if we had won our last three games we would have been in a massive position. We are still top with a game in hand and a couple of points clear so if we can win half of those I think we might be there or thereabouts.

“As a group of players though we just focus on the next game and then move on to Tuesday night.”

The defender said he doesn’t pay much attention to the points tally but admits fans will get a clearer indication as to who may get promoted following their three upcoming away fixtures at Exeter, Morecambe and Rochdale.

He said: “I don’t really look at the table to be fair and everyone is probably the same. All we can worry about is getting the three points on a Saturday and then we can worry about looking at the table.

“We have three tough away games which will be interesting and after that it will be pan out a bit better.”