Midfielder says squad are confident knowing promotion is in their own hands
Myles Weston says the squad are as focussed as they have ever been knowing their short term fate rests in their own hands.
The Gills travel to Fleetwood today in preparation for tomorrow’s game at Highbury Stadium knowing a win would bring them even closer to their target, and the midfielder, having returned from an ankle injury, is itching to get going.
He said: “I’m fit now – it’s been three and a half weeks since I got the injury but I’m happy to be back.
“It’s been hard because I know we are nearly there and to not contribute in the way I would want to is hard. I suppose you have to help in a different way – make sure players are comfortable on a match day and give them encouragement to go out and do well.
“That’s the role you have to take when you are injured.
“I wasn’t really at the training ground, more with the physio’s in the gym doing rehab so I didn’t really go out and watch training. Again it’s hard to see the manager pick the team and you’re not really involved.
“It was nice coming on Saturday having been away for so long and it was nice to get back in to action and contribute as much as I can on the pitch.
“Everyone is excited because we know it is in our hands and we know if we win our games we will win the league and get promoted – it’s a good position to be in with six games to go and eight points clear.
“It’s good putting pressure on everyone else by winning our games, it’s exciting times.
“That win [against Accrington] is probably one of our most important wins this season because it has put so much pressure on the teams below to win their games.
“It will be nervy times for them, every game for us won’t be easy and every game for them will be even harder because they have to win, and if they don’t then obviously it will give us a bigger gap.”
Myles says that Martin Allen has been a huge influence on the squad and revealed he is constantly asking the players what he can do to further improve matters on and off the pitch.
He added: “What he has done has worked, he picks who he thinks will be the right people to win that game. Everyone wants to play and he has done well in the way he has rotated the team.
“He has made us feel comfortable off the pitch and he is always talking to us and asking us what he can do to improve him and us.
“I think that’s a big thing and he deserves a lot of credit.”
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To watch Myles Weston’s press conference on player clickhere.
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