Your location is set to Dartford
Published: 08:00, 11 January 2013 |
Updated: 09:43, 10 January 2014
Gillingham captain Adam Barrett has warned Port Vale that if they want top spot they are going to have to fight for it.
Vale, who visit Priestfield on Saturday, briefly sat top of League 2 over Christmas before the Gills regained the position they have held since day one.
Barrett, pictured, said: "We don’t want Port Vale coming to our ground and taking top spot so we will be fighting tooth and nail. We will be organised and prepared."
The Gills face a Vale team boosted by the arrival of striker Lee Hughes this week and also boasting the league’s top scorer Tom Pope – with 25 goals so far – in their ranks. But the Gills have the top defensive record in the division and head into the match on the back of successive clean sheets.
And that defensive record – of just 21 goals against – is something Barrett is proud of.
He said: "When we went down their place earlier in the season, everybody was raving about how many goals they had scored and we kept them out that day and won the game.
"We have nothing to fear. They have some good players and we respect that but we are confident in how we set up and what we do, and we have the best defensive record in the league.
"They want to take top spot but to do that they will have to beat us. Hopefully, that will suit us."
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
This is a brand new online resource covering every aspect of owning and improving a home in Kent and Medway.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Neil Miller, Hever Castle head gardener is new gardening blogger.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.