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17 September 2013



17 September 2013

Striker calls on squad to remain upbeat as club looks for first win

Cody McDonald says it is important the squad maintain a positive focus as they look to register their first win of the season.

, but the striker is confident that there is enough quality in the team to start picking up wins soon.Sunday to lose out 2-1The Gills conceded in the last ten minutes against Coventry on

He said: “We are just not quite getting over the winning line, but it will come at some stage. We can’t keep playing well and working hard for each other and it not happen.

“We have a couple of games that, on paper, we could get results from and it’s important that we do that. A couple of back to back wins and we might be mid table so it’s important we stay positive.

“The Manager has been great, it’s been difficult for him aswell but he’s stuck with the lads and getting us confident and looking after us on and off the pitch.

“We are only seven games in to the league and the lads will never give up. We have great characters in the dressing room, we are scoring goals now and we defended brilliantly.

“To be fair to them after they got the goal they kept the ball well and we didn’t get a sniff. They saw the game out how you should do when you’re 2-1 up.”

, pointed out their league position doesn’t necessarily reflect current form given their 10 point deduction at the start of the season, and believes repeat performances going forward will put points on the board.who signed from Coventry in the summerCody,

He said: “The Coventry boys have a good record here [Sixfields] and they’ve had it tough off the pitch but they’re doing well and I wish them luck for the season.

“Take away the ten points and they must be in the play-offs at least and the Manager has turned it around to be fair, he has a great squad with great players and I’m sure they will be pushing this year.

“The Coventry fans were great when I was here and they stuck by the club with the bad times we were going through.

“It was nice to score against my old club but at the end of the day it didn’t mean anything because we didn’t get a result so hopefully I’ll score next week and we’ll get a win.

“I’ll keep giving my all for Gillingham as all the players do and we just need to stick together, keep performing and we have great quality in the dressing room and we’ve shown it over the last couple of weeks.”

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