Defender looking forward to the challenge of Ipswich Town.
Connor Ogilvie doesn’t do tap ins. The 25-year-old defender followed up his extraordinary strike against Charlton, which is unlikely to be anything other than this year’s ‘Goal of the Season’, with a vicious match-winning volley against MK Dons on Tuesday.
The centre-back, who has hit the net four times this campaign, says he is still hungry for more but he won’t be fussed how they go in.
Speaking with local media via Zoom, the former Spurs man said: “It would be nice to score again against Ipswich on Saturday, even if it comes off my shin or my knee, I’ll take anything.
“In the early parts of my career I didn’t score as many goals as I would have wanted to. I managed to step up and contribute last season and I’m trying to carry it on this year. I’ll be trying to get a few more. I want to get as many as possible; there is no target for me. I just want to contribute and help get the points.”
Gillingham currently sit fourteenth in Sky Bet League One, but in this year’s congested and tightly-contested table they are only six points away from Saturday’s opponents Ipswich, who lay on the cusp of the play-offs in seventh. Ogilvie believes the Gills are capable of a late promotion push and insisted the attitude inside the dressing is still very much full-throttle.
He said: “It’s going to be tough, there are a lot of good teams above us. It’s not impossible and we will keep believing until we know otherwise. Play-offs have to be the aim. It will be a tough ask but until it’s mathematically impossible it will be our main objective.
“We have to keep believing and fighting until it’s no longer possible. We are willing to run through brick walls for each other. We won’t give up and we will not stop believing. We are going to give everything. If we can get back-to-back wins it will give us a bit of momentum and push us up the table. The aim is to get a back-to-back win at Ipswich.
“Saturday is going to be a tough game, they have some great players but we have a good record against them [the top sides], so hopefully we can turn them over and get a good result.”