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Harris | "We need to manage the game"

Gills boss says his team must manage the game properly on Saturday as his squad prepare to lock horns with Doncaster.

22 September 2023

Neil Harris says his side must manage Saturday's game well against a strong and experienced side in Doncaster Rovers.

It might be too early to use the league table as a reference point but after eight games there is no better place to be than at the top of the chasing pack.

Gillingham manager Neil Harris says his players are hungry to keep accumulating the points and he wants to see them at their most ‘ruthless and clinical’ as they aim to take three more from Doncaster on Saturday.

“It is all about amassing points,” said a relaxed Neil Harris, addressing the local media. “It’s all about getting points on the board as quickly as you can and sustaining that as long as you can. We need to make sure we are as consistent as we can be and keep finding ways to win games, especially when they are tight. We need to make sure that when we are on top that we put games to bed.

“There are plenty of positives to take into the Doncaster game, three home wins and three strong performances. We have deservedly won those games but we are back on he road and Donny will be a tough one. Don’t be fooled about Doncaster, they have an experienced manager and some really good players that have played well in games and we are expecting a tough encounter.

“We have to go there and be the best we can and make sure we hit our standards that we have hit in a lot of games. We have to take diligence in studying the opponent but we have to worry about ourselves as well.

“We need to manage the game, negate the tempo that the opponent might want to dictate and then go for the jugular at the right times. We need to be ruthless and clinical at the right moments.”

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