The Gills boss answers a few questions following the weekend's win over Lincoln at MEMS Priestfield Stadium.
Q: A very welcome three points yesterday against Lincoln. The second half in particular was very encouraging. What aspects of the performance pleased you most?
A1: The lads carried out the game plan brilliantly. The hard work put in on the training ground brought its rewards.
Q: It was a total team effort from back to front; the players gave everything for the shirt. As the Manager you can't ask for much more?
A2: The minimum my teams over the years have been known for is their effort, intensity and being relentless. It takes time to get a squad of players who do this naturally but day by day the lads are getting there.
We have a fantastic team spirit in the camp and our senior players are playing a key part which is very much needed.
Q: From your perspective the only thing missing was a few more goals?
A3: Yes absolutely. The goals will come if we keep working as hard and, in general, displaying the key essential ingredients we showed in the last few matches.
Q: A clean sheet is always good to get too. Jack Bonham didn't have many saves to make but commanded his box when crosses came in?
A4: I thought Jack look very assured, not only yesterday, but for a little while now.
He has been commanding his penalty area and giving excellent distribution. Jack is a first class goalkeeper who is more than playing his part.
Q: The support throughout the game was terrific. You've spoken about how intimidating MEMS Priestfield Stadium can be and yesterday that proved to be the case?
A5: Fantastic from start to finish. In fairness to the supporters they are more than good and the very least I can do is "Thank" them on behalf of all us.
Q: A word on Mikael Mandron. He quite rightly won 'Man of the Match.' Is that the type of performance you knew he was capable of when you signed him?
A6: Mikael is a great lad; everyone in the club loves him and want him to do well.
We had a very honest chat a few weeks ago when I outlined I wasn't happy with his contribution but at the same time gave him a plan to turn it round. Since that day he has become the player I always rated very highly but there is so much more to come from him.
Every day he smiles and when he plays like yesterday we all smile with him.
Q: On to Sunderland next in the FA Cup, another very difficult game. With another home tie at stake it would be great to get through?
A7: Sunderland will be very tough. The reality is they are one of the giants in League 1, have a brilliant squad of players to call on plus a very talented Manager in Phil Parkinson.
I have no thoughts on the next round and what it might be. We will need to produce another top class performance to win on Tuesday and we will need a very passionate support inside MEMS Priestfield Stadium to help us deliver our objective.
Q: Does Tommy O'Connor come back into the mix or is he likely to sit out?
A7: Tommy is still with the Republic of Ireland on International duty so that is unlikely.
I am considering a few changes to the starting line up as I want us to be really fresh to match a Sunderland team who had no game yesterday.
There is no doubt what is being generated here is a real togetherness on and off the pitch.... after all, we are in this together!!