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Harris | "We are going to be a handful for anybody"

Gills boss delivers his reaction following the 2-1 win over Crewe.

22 March 2023

Neil Harris addresses the media following Tuesday's win over Crewe.

Gillingham manager Neil Harris said that his team found ‘a way to win’ after they finally saw off Crewe in a ‘chess-match’ of a game.

MEMS Priestfield Stadium has become a fortress for visitors to fear recently and The Railwaymen set up accordingly with plenty of players behind the ball to frustrate the Gills.

Harris shuffled his pieces in the second half and well-taken goals from Tom Nichols and Aiden O’Brien ultimately clinched a victory that gave the Kent side a remarkable sixth win in seven games at ME7.

“A team has come and paid us a huge respect because of our home record,” said Harris. “They have sat off and played a back six first half and let us have the football.

“We couldn’t break down the low block, a little frustrating. I chuckled to myself at one stage during the first half because people were getting frustrated and I was getting frustrated myself to be honest, but getting frustrated because it was 0-0 in the first half playing at home? How far have we come as a group? I just say, ‘let’s be patient with the lads’ and at this stage of the season it is just about finding ways to win games.

“I am confident here at 0-0, attacking the Rainham End in the second half, that we are going to go from strength to strength and with the ability I have with the subs I can make at the moment. With the personnel I have in the squad we are going to be a handful for anybody.”


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