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Nichols | "We are a different side now"

Gills striker reflects having scored his third goal in as many games against Swindon.

29 January 2023

Striker speaks to the media following the entertaining 3-3 draw at Swindon.

Tom Nichols underlined his growing importance to Gillingham's revival by scoring in his third successive match since pulling on a blue shirt.

The blistering forward looks like the answer to every Gills fan's prayers. Since his recent arrival his prowess has helped the Kent side swiftly accumulate seven precious league points.
Nichols' deft glancing header put Gillingham into a surprising 3-1 lead with barely 12 minutes on the clock as he again demonstrated his composure in front of goal, this time against rivals Swindon at the County Ground.
The ding-dong encounter ultimately finished 3-3, but the in-form dangerman believes the Gills have again exhibited just how threatening they have become.
"We are a different side now," warned Nichols. "It's exciting to be a player at this football club at the moment. We are going in the right direction, playing good football and scoring goals.
"It was a crazy game that had everything. We are slightly disappointed we didn't come away with the three points because we were 3-1 up but Swindon are one of the best teams in the league. It was a shame but to score three goals away from home is an improvement.
"To score three goals that quickly shows we really are improving at the moment. We were comfortable in the first half but they changed things around and brought on dangerous players, in the end it was probably a good point."
Next up for the Gills is Nichols' former side Crawley Town (in front of a sold out MEMS Priestfield crowd) and the young striker said he will be celebrating should he extend his record to four goals in four games.
"I will celebrate but that is nothing against the Crawley fans or the club," he said. "I had a really good rapport with the fans there. I like scoring goals, I wouldn't go over the top, but I will always celebrate.
"I'm loving every minute at Gillingham. Everything is going well so far but nothing yet has been achieved. I'm looking to push on now and score more goals."

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