Gills manager Justin Edinburgh looks ahead to Sunday's match against Millwall
Gillingham manager Justin Edinburgh says both he and his squad of players are full of confidence ahead of Sunday’s important Sky Bet League One fixture against Millwall.
The Gills beat the south London club 3-0 at The Den in December, and a win at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium this weekend could earn the Gills the division’s final play-off spot.
“We’re always confident, we always believe in ourselves and we certainly believe we can win on Sunday,” he said.
“It’s a one-off game, it’s a cup final and we understand what we need to do: we have to win the football match.
“I think the last two performances saw us get near the level we were for long periods of the season. There’s a good feel around the camp, there’s optimism and we believe we’ll take care of our game.”
Should the Gills beat Millwall, and Barnsley and Scunthorpe United both fail to win against Wigan Athletic and Sheffield United respectively, Edinburgh’s side will earn themselves a play-off place at the death.
He added: “We’re reliant on other teams to help us out, but there’s a chance that can happen.
“I believe their games [Barnsley and Scunthorpe] are very tough; Wigan are looking to secure the title in front of their home fans, and it’s Sheffield United’s last home game of the season, so they’ll want to put on a show for their fans.”
The manager has a near full complement of players to choose from for Sunday’s 12.30pm fixture.
“Aaron Morris had a scan after coming off against Burton, and we’re delighted it’s come back with no major injury,” said Edinburgh. “He was concerned he’d reinjured a knee he did a few years ago; we hope he’ll be OK for Sunday.
“Adam El-Abd is hopeful he’ll be fit, Doug Loft came back at Burton and had a big influence on the game, so that’s a positive.”