Cheye Alexander speaks to the press ahead of the trip to Barrow in Sky Bet League 2.
Scan your eyes over the improvement of Gillingham results since January and you could be forgiven for thinking that Neil Harris signed a red-hot striker to solve all goalscoring woes.
The truth is that since the turn of the year goals have been flying in from all over the park and, impressively, 12 different outfield players have netted.
Dieng, Wright, Nichols, Tutonda, Jeffries, Ehmer, Alexander, Hawkins, Lapslie, Williams, O’Brien and Masterson have all hit the back of the onion bag as the Gills put together a run of results that puts them right at the top of the form table. One of those scorers, right-back Cheye Alexander, says it’s teamwork that’s making the dream work.
“You can’t just rely on the front two,” he said. “A successful team needs to have goals from all over the pitch, it can’t just be the strikers, it has to be from everywhere.
“Set-pieces are a big part of the game and we want our centre-halves to go up there and get a goal.
“We all want to score in front of the Rainham End and jump in the crowd, it always feels amazing playing towards that goal.
“If we can carry on the run that we are on and finish the season strong, then there is no reason why we can’t start the season strong next year.
“Every win feels good, it doesn’t matter where they are in the league. Every game you win and play well in you get confidence and the more you win the bigger the confidence gets. That has shown in the last 12 games.”
The Gills now travel 328 miles to AFC Barrow where they will be looking for another decent result and Alexander is feeling confident that it won’t be a journey without reward.
“There is no complacency,” he said. “The staff and the Gaffer won’t allow us to take our foot off the accelerator. We have eight games left and we want to go and win all eight. We don’t look backwards and we are not looking at the table, we are just focusing on us. We will go into every game with a winning mindset.
“We take one game as it comes and go out there and do our jobs. We go into training each day and work really hard and go into games strong.
“We have eight games and they are eight massive games for us. We know that we can go into any fixture and if we do our jobs we can win.”