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7 September 2013



7 September 2013

On loan midfielder encouraged by positive performances

Gills midfielder Danny Holland says the players must worry about themselves and look up the table rather than down.

on Tuesday night, and felt the squad were unlucky not to get a result after considering the hosts to be the better side.Leyton Orient in the Johnstone’s Paint TrophyHollands, on loan from Charlton Athletic, played the full 90 minutes against

He said: “On Tuesday I felt we were the better team, we were on top, conceded a penalty and apart from the goals they didn’t have many other chances whereas we hit the post and had a few opportunities ourselves.

“Anyone that came and watched wouldn’t have known who was top and who was nearer the bottom, there were enough positives. I thought we defended well so we just need to continue what we’re doing, train hard and when it comes to Saturday we need to be hungrier than the other side.”

Danny said the team need to take heart from the game against Orient and take the positives in to the next couple of games.

wasn’t a bad result as they will be fighting to get back in the Championship. A point against Bristol CityHe added: “There are some great players here; they were some good performances before I came in.

“We need to look up rather than down.

“There are no easy games in this league but we need to take the positives from Tuesday’s game and worry about ourselves.

"I’m sure if we do that we created enough chances earlier in the week to win a couple of games so we need to go at them and the squad feel we have enough to go there, compete, and bring the three points back.

“There are always a couple of big teams [in League One] but it doesn’t matter how big they are, there are 11 players on the pitch on a Saturday. Wherever we go or whoever comes here we are good enough to beat them.

“A few years ago I was with Bournemouth and we were one of the smallest clubs in the league and we made the play-offs. It just shows it doesn’t matter how big the club is or how big the squad is, all that matters is working hard and getting the results. 

“If you don’t lose in six or seven you can be near the top and if you get there you need to then stay there.”

Danny was asked if he had any doubts about dropping down a division to play regular football.

He said: “Not really, it’s a big club – the lads have been playing well and I saw that for myself on Saturday and Tuesday. Things might not be falling for the team at the moment but it wasn’t a hard decision, we played Gillingham in pre-season [2012/13] and they played some nice stuff and got the ball down.

“I know what the club is about and I want to be a part of it.

“I just want to be on the pitch, it doesn’t matter whereabouts I play. I like to stay central but whichever 11 takes to the pitch we can get the results for the club.

“There are different types of footballers – some people are happy picking up money and not playing so much. I wasn’t playing at Charlton for whatever reasons, I wanted to get a chance so I wanted to come away and play Football.

“I’m happy to be at a big club like Gillingham and help them move up the table. It was a no brainer for me because I want to play.”

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