Gills manager talks to the press ahead of Saturday's away game against Fleetwood Town

Gills manager Justin Edinburgh believes his side’s confidence has been boosted by their last two performances against Walsall and Charlton Athletic.

Speaking to the press ahead of Saturday’s away tie at Fleetwood Town, Edinburgh added that he feels his players’ attitude and mentality will help them turn recent draws into victories in the coming weeks. 

Edinburgh on…the search for a win: “I believe in the players, they believe in themselves. I can see a confidence coming back into them. As easy as it is to tell the players what they need to do and how they should be doing it, it’s difficult when you're not in good form. As long as we keep putting in performances like those against Bristol Rovers, Walsall and Charlton, a win is only matter of time. And once we get that elusive win, I have no doubt this group will go on a good run.”

Edinburgh on…the Charlton performance and formation: “I think it was a good performance. We’ve still probably not got the results we've deserved, but we’re showing progression and that we’re coming out of a difficult period for us.

“We pick the 11 and a formation that we believe can win us the match. [Last Saturday against Charlton] it was an attacking and threatening team, and if the front four we had are playing well, we're capable of winning any match.”

Edinburgh on….Fleetwood Town: “They’ve scored in every game this season, they’re a hard-working side and they've got some very good players, so we'll be wary of them.

“They're a pressing side; Uwe [Rösler, Fleetwood manager] likes his teams to do that. So we’ll have to move the ball quickly. It’s a tight pitch up there, it'll probably be a frantic start, and we know we have to be on our game.”

Edinburgh on…team selection: “Scott Wagstaff is progressing well [following a groin injury]. We have to be careful to not rush him back; there’s a possibility he'll be available for Saturday, if not for Brackley Town in the FA Cup next weekend. Jonathan Bond is out, he won't take part. We'll leave Ryan Jackson as late as possible before travelling on Friday, but it's touch and go.”

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