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Clemence | "We need to get results and that is the most important thing"

Gills boss keen to give the fans a team they can be proud of.

17 November 2023

Gills Head Coach looking forward to his first home league fixture in charge at Priestfield.

Stephen Clemence is asking his players to show fight and commitment from the first whistle to the last when they face Salford on Saturday.

The Gills head coach, who will be in the dugout for his first home league fixture, is confident that if his team show their teeth in the battle, then there is no reason why they can’t come out of the game with three points.

“I am really looking forward to my first league home game in front of the fans,” he said, speaking ahead of the clash. “On the pitch we have to give them a team they are proud of and one that is working and giving everything. I am looking forward to seeing them get behind us and being our twelfth man.

“You can worry about the opposition too much. You have to be aware of their qualities and where they have hurt previous oppositions, but we are at home and this is our patch. They are coming here and we have to try and take them on.

“You have to prepare the boys for what is coming and let them know what Salford are good at but you also have to let them know where we can hurt them. We have to try and pick holes in what Salford might not be so good at and try and take advantage of that.

“The lads have been enjoying the training sessions and there has been a real intensity from them. They are listening, taking things on board and asking questions. We want to have more of the ball and pass it with each other and make good angles for teammates. We need to get results and that is the most important thing. I am all about winning football matches and we will do whatever it takes to try and do that.

“We have to win our duels and our one-on-one battles and find ways to stop them playing. We need to turn up and take care of ourselves. If we do that then we will have a great chance in this game.”

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