Centre-back pleased to see team clinch maximum points against promotion chasing Ipswich.
Gillingham goalscorer Jack Tucker spoke to the press following Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Ipswich Town at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium.
Tucker opened the scoring in the seventh minute with a cool volley before Vadaine Oliver sealed the three points with an excellent second half brace.
Tucker was delighted with the three points, making it the Gills’ second home win this week. The defender said: “It helps the mood massively knowing that we have beaten two very decent teams that have come to Priestfield. We’ve played well in both of them, so it gives us momentum and I’m sure we’ll use today as a platform to build on.”
The 21-year-old grabbed his first ever Football League goal from Tom O’Connor’s delicate delivery and was delighted to be on the score sheet: “It was a great feeling; I’ve been waiting for that for a long time. I got one against Spurs in the cup, but it’s more special to get a league goal. It just popped to me and I didn’t have time to think about it, you just want to hit the target, I hit it low and hard and the ball done the rest.”
Despite Tucker’s excellent performance he praised his central defensive partner, Robbie Cundy for his impact on the team: “He’s given me the chance to play with the same partner every week, it’s nice to have two of us that have settled into that role.
“We thrive off each other really, we know what to expect from each other’s game, and in the opposition box it’s amazing how many balls he wins and that gives us a great avenue to score some goals, which we’ve shown this season.”
Tucker also spoke about the squad’s aim of consistency: “We’ve struggled with it all season, it’s tough when you can’t put those runs together. We’re all buying into the same thing, the same ideas and all the time we keep winning games, the sky is the limit for us. We know what we’re capable of, it’s just a matter of keep doing the right things on the pitch and the results will come.”