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25 October 2013

Skipper says spirit is high in the camp as players prepare for Port Vale trip

Gills skipper Adam Barrett says the squad will travel to Port Vale full of confidence after claiming a 2-1 win over Notts County on Tuesday night at MEMS Priestfield Stadium.

and the Captain was full of praise for the man at the helm.first under new Interim Manager Peter Taylor,The victory was the

He said: “It was a big result, obviously with the new Manager coming in we knew it was an important game because if Notts County had beaten us they would have gone above us so it gives us a little bit of breathing space.

which is what we want to do.table then we will start the climb the good result on Saturday“There is a pack there now and a lot of clubs are involved in it – if we can get a

“Peter’s come in and he’s freshened things up, looked to change and play more Football and sometimes that takes time.

“We are setting up differently and it’s great, the lads have really enjoyed it and we are fully behind him. He’s got some ideas and I’m sure he has more and more but he’s not going to bombard us straight away and hopefully with a win the other night the lads will grow in confidence and we can take it forward.

“I’ve been impressed with him, I think everyone has. He’s very professional, he knows what he wants, goes about his business and it’s been very enjoyable so far.

“We’ve been set up a certain away for a long while so I think the gaffer appreciates it might not happen overnight and it’s not going to be a quick thing, but we have a great bunch of lads here.

"We have some really good players, some real hard workers and as we’ve said time and time again if the manager is trying to get something across we will try our hardest to do that.

“Because we have such a good group if you tell them to run through a wall then they will do it. Hopefully some of our more creative players can express themselves a bit more which is fantastic for them.

“It’s been absolutely fine, we are really enjoying it and taking on the new structure and tactics and we are going to try and do them to the best of our abilities to get results.

“We want to do the best for the new Manager and do the best for this Football Club because at the end of the day that’s what we want to do and whoever is in charge and whatever is put in place we will do our best to work within that.

“We don’t want change all the time, we don’t want Peter to be gone and then another Manager comes in – we want Peter to get the job, he is currently here and he has been open saying he wants it and we would love to get the results to get him the job.

“He has come in with his ideas, there is probably stuff he wants to do but doesn’t have time to put it in place at the moment because it’s a results game but we will try everything we can to get the results for the club and get out of this scrap at the bottom.

“The only way we can do that is by hard work, taking on board what the Manager has put in place and execute that on the Saturday or Tuesday and if that’s good enough and the Chairman wants to offer Peter the job full time then fantastic and the lads will be right behind him.”

Port Vale provide the opposition on Saturday, and Adam is upbeat following the midweek performance.

He added: “Last season it was a fantastic result up there – we were on a great run at the time and we really hit some good form. We went up there, got off to a great start and, at that stage of the season, everything we were doing seemed to be coming off.

“We had two tough games against them; they reversed the result at our place.

“They haven’t changed much in the last year, like us last season they had fantastic away form and struggled at home a bit at times. We will go there full of confidence, it’s nice to go there on the back of three points and we have won three of the last five which isn’t bad form.”

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