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EDINBURGH: WE'RE NOT UNDERDOGS

9 April 2016

The Gills manager believes the players are looking forward to playing in front of 20,000 supporters

Gillingham manager Justin Edinburgh does not see his side as the underdogs going into Saturday’s away game at Sheffield United.

Having beaten Walsall last Saturday, the Blades sit eighth in League One, eight points off the play-offs and nine behind the Gills.

“We wouldn’t count ourselves underdogs in any game from now until the end of the season,” said Edinburgh. “We’re fully aware of what Sheffield United are capable of and their quality, but we’ve got to go there with confidence.

“We’re undefeated in our last three away games, and we’ll take the same mentality and focus into the game.”

The Gills are likely to be backed by over 600 fans at the game (tickets are available at Bramall Lane on the day), and with the Blades attracting nearly 20,000 supporters to home fixtures, a good atmosphere is likely throughout.

Edinburgh added: “It’s good to go and play at big stadiums, although the players have been consistent throughout the season, no matter of who and where we’ve played. 

“We’ll embrace that, I’m sure there will be a big crowd - these are the games that the players look forward to.”

Loan striker Dominic Samuel is likely to miss out after injuring his knee against Coventry City last Saturday.

“Dom went back to Reading, he had a scan on Monday, and the reports are good,” Edinburgh added. “The knee he injured was one he had an operation on eight or nine months ago, so we can understand why Reading are cautious. 

“We hope that he’ll be back in training with us next week.”


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