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Fuller | "We are not too far away"

Gills defender looking for clean sheets in upcoming games.

23 August 2019

Full-back addresses the media prior to Coventry trip.

Gills full back Barry Fuller says that Gillingham boss Steve Evans ensures you are “always on your toes” and demands the best from his players after joining Gillingham as gaffer this summer.

Fuller, an experienced head in Evans' side, won supporters' player of the year last season for his contribution to keeping the Gills in League One and the former AFC Wimbledon player is enjoying this spell under Evans.

“He makes you work hard every day in training and obviously everyone’s shirt is up for grabs. If you are not training right the gaffer will have you out the team so you have to stay on your game. I want to play every week so I have to keep doing what I am doing."

This weekend the Gills travel to St Andrews, the home of Birmingham City to face Mark Robins' Coventry side and Fuller warned his Gills team-mates that they must all tighten up at the back.

“First and foremost we have to tighten up at the back and then going forward we need to be ruthless. You can see that we have changed the way we play from last year but the gaffer expects from the boys what we work on at the training ground.

“We have enough quality in our squad to create chances and win games but at the minute it's fine margins that we haven’t come away with three points, but we are not too far away and we have to believe that we can go there and get three points."

Fuller admits that he has been frustrated by the way that Gills have conceded goals so far this season.

“Being a defender you want to keep clean sheets and we don’t want to be conceding goals like that as it it is a kick in the stomach. We know if we keep working hard that we are not too far away.

“It is a real young squad so we have to rally around each other."

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