Squad will give it their all until the last whistle on Sunday, says club captain.
As captain, Kyle Dempsey has driven the Gillingham team on with actions rather than words. The ever-dependable midfielder, who says he goes into every game “looking to be the best player on the pitch”, has found the armband a perfect fit, netting eight goals and assisting five in an impressive campaign.
Sadly, not a single Gillingham fan has been able to witness one of his tireless displays in the flesh, but there has been a lot of love directed his way on social media.
Dempsey, ahead of Gillingham’s final league fixture against Plymouth on Sunday, wants to win this one for the supporters.
Speaking with the local press on Zoom, he said: “It’s been a massive honour to lead the Gills this year, for myself and my family. It’s the first time I have been the captain of a club throughout the whole year. The lads have made it easier for me. The Gaffer has touched on it before; I am not the most vocal before a game but one thing I do is lead by example on the pitch. We give one hundred and ten percent every time we go out there.
“We are focused on having a positive end to the season. Over the last couple of weeks we have played some good stuff and just fell a bit short in key moments; that has cost us. We will now go out there and give it everything we have got to get a positive result against Plymouth.
“This year we have continued to prove people wrong. We have been in touching distance of the play-offs, we are kicking ourselves that in these last three games we have dropped points but we can look back and be proud of what we have done. We want to build on it next year.
“We have given it our all in every game this season and we will give it our all in the final game on Sunday. We know the qualities we have. We can’t get in the play-offs, but even though there isn’t anything to play for we still want to win every game and we will give everything right until the end whistle. We want to give the fans a positive end to the season.”