Gills striker Cody McDonald says the players will not let up as they look to end the season on a high

Cody McDonald says the team will not be lifting their foot off the gas during the final two matches of the league season.

Gills visit Preston North End on Saturday before hosting Shrewsbury Town on May the third, and Cody says the players will prepare for the matches in the correct way and hopefully pick up more points.

He said: “We can’t take our foot off the gas, we still have to go and perform in our last two games but we’re almost there.

“We are professionals; we will deal with the games as such. They [Preston] have proved over the course of the season that they are a great team. We will be confident of going there, performing and getting a point or better.”

. Walsall in a 1-1 draw before taking a point from 2-0 win over TranmerePeter Taylor’s side sealed four crucial points over the Easter period with a

Cody was on the score sheet in both games, and was particularly pleased with his strike at Banks’s Stadium which Bayo Akinfenwa helped to create.

He added: “It all happened quite quickly; I flicked it on to Bayo who returned the pass and put me through and I finished it – it’s a great feeling, we dug in there and they’re a good team who keep the ball well.

“After half time I think we started quite well, they had a bit of pressure and they scored but you have to keep going. We had two big games with two good results so hopefully that definitely secures our place in League One next year.

“When we’ve needed to produce in the last couple of games we’ve done that.”

Finally Cody said he has benefited from playing regular Football under Manager Peter Taylor, and is delighted to have scored 16 goals in all competitions.

He said: "He’s got his own ideas; he’s a great Manager and a great person to train with. He works hard for the team, gets his ideas across and it’s enjoyable to be here at the minute.

“I’m sure the lads would like to see the gaffer stay.

“I’m happy with 16; I had three goals just before Christmas so I stepped up a little bit, but it’s down to my team-mates, they set me up and it’s down to me to score.”