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30 March 2013

Gills winger praises defensive record

Gills winger Myles Weston is confident the club’s strong away form will continue as the team prepare to take on Fleetwood Town at Highbury later today.

Martin Allen’s side have lost just once on the road this season and have accumulated 41 points in total, and Myles believes their mentality of leading from the front has had a positive effect.

He said: “Every game will be hard for us because we are top of the league and when we play teams they will raise their game to compete against us.

“We have been the best in the league for eight months, our away record is good so hopefully we go there and get three points.

“Our defensive record has been outstanding – we’ve had loads of clean sheets, we are solid from the front to give the defenders less trouble.

“The mood in the camp is good, everyone is happy and we can talk about what we want to do but it’s about doing it – its in our hands. We are in the best position that we could ever be in because people have to catch us, we don’t have to catch anyone. Everyone is raring to go.”

Myles refuted suggestions that the players could become complacent and said, if anything, it makes the players more focussed to ensure results stay positive.

He added: “You’ve got to be careful, we haven’t been promoted yet and other teams can catch us. We are more focussed if anything because we are nearly there. We won’t get complacent, we just need to rise to the occasion.

“I don’t feel like we are putting pressure on ourselves, we can’t wait to play each game. It’s enjoyable and we want to get the points that we need. They’ve got to win all their games basically and if we win it makes their jobs harder.”

The Gills have brought in a number of loan players during the season to increase options across the pitch, and Myles says everybody involved at the club deserves credit for helping the club to get to where the are now.

He said: “I think its good for the team, its competition but everyone is happy for everyone to do well.

“It’s not a bad thing having four or five strikers, its variety for the gaffer. You need good strength in depth and we have had that since the start of the season. Robbie Findley we had, Antonio German, Cody McDonald did well when he came.

“Wrighty [David Wright] too, everyone has contributed to what we have done and they all deserve credit. The subs, the backroom staff and everyone at the club deserves credit for it because they have all put a good shift in for us achieving.”

Finally the midfielder said he is hoping to `do the double` against Fleetwood by scoring against them for the second time this season, although he isn’t overly concerned who the opposition is as long as he can help the side to three points.

He said: “Hopefully I can get another one, I haven’t scored for a while but more importantly hopefully we get another win and it gets us closer to the goal.

“Personally I don’t think about scoring against them before, I go in to the game wanting to score; I want to do well against every team regardless."

To read Martin Allen's thoughts on the weekend ahead click here. To watch Myles Weston's press conference click here.

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