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Tutonda | "We need to continue being clinical"

Gills full-back says the team are well aware there is lots more work to do after climbing out of the relegation places in Sky Bet League 2.

16 February 2023

David Tutonda delivers his thoughts following victory over Grimsby.

Gillingham defender David Tutonda said it was a case of Home Sweet Home after the Gills beat a steely Grimsby side 2-1 at ME7 on Tuesday evening.

After a third successive Sky Bet League Two home win, the Congolese left-back said the players' motivation is to reward the best backing in the division who have stuck by the side throughout a difficult start to the campaign.

"We want to make this a place we can't get beaten," said the left-back, following the gritty victory. "We knew what we wanted to do against Grimsby, get three points and nothing less. 

"It's massive to be shooting towards the Rainham End in the second half. It is always an upside to have the best fans in the league and that is what we have here. If we keep performing on the pitch then we know they will be behind us. Even when things weren't going right at the beginning of the season we felt we had them with us. They make a massive difference. We want to repay the fans for their faith.

"The first half was scrappy, we needed to put our foot on the ball a bit and have a bit more composure. We found that composure in the second half and managed to get two goals, although we were disappointed to concede one.

"We need to continue being clinical and that way we can keep picking up more points. It's pleasing to be out of the bottom two, it's never nice to be in it. It's a step in the right direction but the job is far from completed. We are taking it game by game.

"Most importantly it is great to get three points. Our aim is to make Priestfield a fortress and we are on the right track."

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