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10 March 2017

The Gills head coach spoke to the media before the Sky Bet League One fixture against Scunthorpe

Gills head coach Ady Pennock says he is pleased with his team’s preparations for the game against Scunthorpe on Saturday, and is hoping to get back-to-back wins for the first time since his appointment.

Speaking in his pre-Scunthorpe press conference on Friday, Pennock also gave an update on injuries and praised striker Joe Quigley for his hard work coming back from injury.

Pennock on…preparation for Saturday: “It has been a good week. It’s always a bonus when you win a game on Saturday and have a free week in training [without a midweek game]. 

“Morale is high and the players have done well this week. They have been nice and bright and are all looking forward to tomorrow’s game against Scunthorpe.

“The players have been first-class since we came here and I can’t fault their effort. The most important thing is that we have had results recently, with two wins out of three. I have been impressed with their attitude; we have come in with different ideas and they have responded to it.”

Pennock on… the end of the season run-in: “We seem to up our game against the so-called ‘better’ teams and long may that continue because we aren’t out of the woods. We have 10 games to go and it will be tough. 

“I am under no illusions that it will be easy. We have to keep focussing on every single game and take it one game at a time. We know Scunthorpe will be tough but we are going to give it our all like we do every game.” 

Pennock on… injuries: “[Bradley] Garmston and Rory [Donnelly] are definitely out [on Saturday]. We have to wait and see what the others are like tomorrow, so there will be a late decision. [Scott] Wagstaff also might not be involved.”

Pennock on… Joe Quigley’s potential international call-up: “It’s fully deserved. I am pleased for him because he has worked so hard and done really well for us since he has come back to the club. He goes back to Bournemouth after every game, and they assess his knee, which is good. 

“It is a big achievement for him and he deserves a lot of credit. He is a tough boy, both physically and mentally.”

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