Ogilvie | "This weekend is a different challenge"

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Gills defender Connor Ogilvie says the side must take the positives from their FA Cup exit to West Ham last Sunday and use them to continue their fine form in League One so far this season.

The Gills have moved within three points off the play-off places and face Peterborough who currently occupy the last League One play-off place on Saturday after a run of six league games without defeat.

“It was disappointing to lose but they had lots of Premier League experience and lots of International players in their team and I feel that we showed a good account of ourselves and were unlucky not go ahead in the first half," Connor said.

“This weekend is a different challenge but I think we can go there and win and carry on our good form, we are only three points behind Peterborough so in that sense it is a big game. We will be ready for the threat of both Michael Eisa and Ivan Toney and we will go through everything again before Saturday."

With West Ham now out the way Ogilvie wants the Gills to focus on their League One campaign ahead of two “massive” fixtures against Peterborough and Oxford United as they try to cement their place in the play-off race.

“These next two games are massive as they could solidify us in that play-off race. We need to get as many points out of these games to do that and I see no reason why we can’t aim now for the play-offs as we are currently only three points off them. If you don’t aim for that then it won’t happen so we have to keep going and see where it takes us."

The Defender has been in impressive form alongside his team-mates and was this week recognised for his performances when he was nominated for the League One player of the month for December.

“I’ve never been nominated before so it is nice to be recognised but as long as the team continue to win and the performances carry on then that is the main thing as we need to carry on this run of form," he added. "It would be lovely to win the award but right now I am just focusing on Saturday's game against Peterborough."

Manager Steve Evans also received a nomination for the League One Manager of the Month and Ogilvie thinks it is the recognition that the club deserves for its fine form in December.

“I think it means other teams in League One will now be taking more notice of us. We won’t dwell on the West Ham game but it helped raise the profile of the club but the team morale is solid and hopefully we can continue with that form."