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Ogilvie | "We fight for each other"

Gills defender says there is a real togetherness in current squad.

2 October 2020


Ogilvie | "We fight for each other"

Gills defender says there is a real togetherness in current squad.

2 October 2020

The club's `Player of the Year` for the 2019-20 season has praised the spirit in the current squad as Gills prepare to head to Shropshire.

Commanding left-back Connor Ogilvie was the player who faced the media ahead of Gills Sky Bet League 1 fixture against Shrewsbury Town.

The former Spurs defender, and last season’s Player of the Year, now one of the more experienced members of the squad, tackled questions from empty grounds to squad togetherness and play-off aspirations.


Best position

“I feel comfortable wherever the gaffer wants me to play. Left-back is the place that I’m holding down at the minute and if I keep performing the way I know I can, then I’ll be the left-back in this team. But wherever the gaffer wants me to put me, I’ll put in 100 per cent for the Club.

“I just want to do well for the squad and the Gaffer and if I do that, I’d like to think I would be on the team sheet.”


Playing at the top

“Every young boy and any footballer in their career aspires to be in the Premier League and that’s the pinnacle for this country. If you can do that then you have had a great career. Obviously I’d love to achieve that. It’s still a long way away. I’ll just keep performing and see what happens.”


Away empty stadiums

“Based on results, it seems to help us. At Wigan we performed really well and we were excellent all over the pitch and managed to get the points. In that sense it has helped us because they’ve haven’t got their home fans.

“The fans boost up the home team so it is an advantage. But we do not have our away fans, so it’s swings and roundabouts.

“It is very different but we are professional footballers. It’s the world we live in. You’ve just got to crack on and get results.”


Bringing experience

“I’m in that bracket of senior players now. I’ll just try and take it in my stride and help the young boys through, like I had from Max Ehmer and Barry Fuller. If I can do that it can only make us better.

“I just think that there is a togetherness on and off the field. That willingness to win and to fight for each other. We are a close-knit group. We are tight together and look after each other. I think that is the way you have to be if you want to push up the league.”


Shrewsbury and beyond

“It’s going to be a tough game. They are a good side. They’ve not picked up the results they’ve wanted, but I’m sure they will.

“Hopefully we can carry on our form into this game and get three points and move on to the next game.

“If we can get off to a good start, which we didn’t so much last year, it will put us in good stead. And if we can go on a run like we did last season, then I don’t see why we can’t be in and around the play-off spots!”

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