Peter Taylor says players must understand the importance of Saturday's game against Crewe as the Gills look to secure league safety
Peter Taylor believes this weekend’s game against Crewe is one of the biggest the club has played this season.
The Gills, looking to stretch their unbeaten run to four games, take on a Crewe side who are third from bottom in the division and will be looking for maximum points to try and clamber out of the relegation zone.
However, Peter insists the hosts need the points just as much as they look to secure safety themselves, and the Manager says a win could be vital.
he said: “I saw them play recently; they still have strong beliefs in the way the game should be played. They are difficult opponents; they know the situation but the most important thing is that we know the situation.Speaking to the club’s official website
“We know that if we could get a result it would probably give Crewe too much to do to overtake us depending on the points and games left.
“What we have got is great togetherness and great characters. The spirit is very good and this is the time in the season where a lot of the games are won because of that.
“That’s why we have to keep going. It’s a big game.
“I think this is one of the biggest games we have had this season because of the situation. We need to perform well, give our supporters something to cheer about and we need to win.”
shouldn’t play against Bradford.Steven Gregory, having sat out last week’s game at Valley Parade, is available for selection once more and Taylor explained how late he had to leave it before deciding the midfielder
He said: “It depends on the situation and the type of player; all of a sudden I get a phone call to say he’s struggling. We took 19 with us so there were enough bodies there.
“If a player is feeling that way you may as well stick another player in who can play that position that’s not feeling bad because that’s the whole idea of a squad.
“I know Steve is a very genuine player, if he says he’s not feeling right then I take that on board.
“I only over push someone to play if we really need them.
“He’s back training and has done all week so he will be OK, Charlie Lee hasn’t been well and a couple of others haven’t been feeling great but it hasn’t got any worse.
“I’m expecting near on the same squad to choose from as last Saturday plus Steven Gregory.
“As much as some of the players haven’t been firing 100% every day this week, they will be fine by Saturday.”
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