Steve Evans says togetherness is the key as Gills head to Cheshire with a number of injury concerns.
Gillingham manager Steve Evans is calling on his injury-hit squad to “give it everything” when they face Crewe in their Sky Bet League One clash on Saturday.
Evans, who has previously joked that he must have run over five or six black cats after seeing the team hit by injury after injury, said that now is the time for the Club to be as one.
The Gaffer, speaking with local press ahead of the game, said: “Crewe are bottom of the table and going through a tough time but they have got some players which we really like. They have Mikael Mandron and Scott Robertson in their team (both formerly of Gillingham) who are strong. We know how tough it will be.
“This is a big game; if we win we could go up four or five places, if we lose we will go down some more places. From our point of view, we will fill the group with confidence and give it our all. We are grateful for every first-team player that we have. When this squad is fully fit, there is more than enough to compete.
“For the last two and a half years I have got up at 5:30 in the morning. All through the pandemic, I think I had eight days away, outside that I worked every day. I’ve been very fortunate that the Gillingham fans have been absolutely magnificent to me and I am humble and respectful to give them everything I have got.
"The team is giving us everything. I'll know Saturday morning who I can pick. We need to be as one to get something at Crewe on Saturday.”