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2 April 2015

Gills boss looking for an upturn in home form starting against Fleetwood on Good Friday

Justin Edinburgh says Gillingham supporters have waited too long to see their team win at MEMS Priestfield Stadium.

The Gills welcome Fleetwood Town to ME7 tomorrow having not won at home since the 4-2 victory over MK Dons on February 14, and Justin is hoping this is put right over the Easter period.

He said: “We are fully aware that the last three home games have been disappointing and there are a couple of games there that I felt we should have been looking to win.

“We showed some good spirit in some of those but not to the level we need to be performing at.

“It’s not for the lack of trying; the effort has been there since I’ve been here.

“The three teams that have been here of late have shown a great amount of respect but we need to do more to overcome that and I think it will be a different game on Friday.

“It’s been far too long for our home crowd to go without a win.”

Fleetwood, like the Gills, are still looking for a place in the playoffs and Justin knows the Cod Army will be tough to beat.

He added: “They’ve had a lot of success and continued that momentum whatever league they’ve been in and they’ve been comfortable this season and have always probably been looking up rather than down.

“They are certainly establishing themselves as a League One club and will have their eye on another promotion this season.

“It’s not going to be an easy ride but what we have got to do, and what I’ll be saying to the players, it’s about us and we’ve got to do what we are good at.

“If we score the first goal in any game we always seem to go on and do well.”

To achieve a top six position the Manager believes his side must take all six points from the two games over Easter.

He added:  “That’s our aim, that’s what we are looking to do. Talk is easy but achieving that is going to be difficult as we are up against two very good teams.

“If we are to continue the push and try stay on the coat tails of the teams in and around 5th and 6th position we need to look for maximum points and if we do that then you never know.”

Watch Justin's interview in full on Gills Player.

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