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Dieng | "The start to the season has been amazing"

Gills midfielder says the club is a great place to be as the team prepare to take on Colchester at Priestfield.

26 August 2023

Timothee Dieng thinks there are even better things to come as the Gills prepare to welcome Colchester to ME7.

Since arriving at ME7 Timothée Dieng has become a bit of a cult hero. The Frenchman is highly thought of at the club and his battling performances are equally appreciated in the stands. The good news is, he loves it here too!

Four wins our of four, five if you chuck in a cup win, and supporters returning in their droves in the belief that the team might achieve something special this year. It’s little wonder why the 31-year-old is smiling from ear to ear.

“I am enjoying life at Gillingham,” said the box-to-box midfielder. “I’ve always had faith in the project. We are playing well but I think there is even better things to come.

“The start to the season has been amazing, we are having the best start we could have had. We really want to keep this momentum. We are working hard in training and preparing for Colchester this weekend."

Dieng was quick to heap praise on Gillingham’s incredible supporters and says the thunderous noise they create is having a real impact on the players.

“The fans have been incredible this season,” he said. “Especially when we go away, they are louder than the home team. When we are at home there is no competition with the opposition fans, we really feel the support and they give us the boost we need.

“They stick with us when it is getting tough on the pitch and that is when we need them. The games we have won is thanks to the supporters as well because they give us that boost to get over the line.

“I think the fans are excited because we are winning games. I am a fan as well and I have a team which I support and when they win I am buzzing. Gillingham are winning and it is a great place to be.”

Asked whether he was aware that winning five games in a row would make it the best start to a season for any Gillingham squad in the club’s 130 year history, Diengs smile cracked a little wider.

“I didn’t know that,” he said. “I knew we were the first team to win the first four games with a 1-0 score. We want to go for that record, we want to be history-makers and we will go for it."

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