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Midfielder Steven Gregory says there is a real togetherness in Gillingham squad

23 December 2013
by Luke Cawdell

Steven Gregory is a vital part of Gillingham's midfield. Picture Barry Goodwin

Steven Gregory

Midfielder Steven Gregory was happy to see Adebayo Akinfenwa get the headlines on Friday night.

Gregory’s performance in midfield helped set the Gills on course for victory, as he disrupted Tranmere’s creative source, but he was delighted to see his team-mate take the plaudits.

“I feel like I played well but Bayo will grab the headlines and rightly so,” said Gregory.

“He has been patient. Keds has been playing well and been getting in ahead of him but he (Bayo) had his chance and scored two good goals. He deserves all the headlines.

“My game is doing the ugly side and if I don’t get noticed, then I’ve usually had a good game.

“At Tranmere, I also put the cross in (for Akinfenwa’s second goal) and it’s nice luxury to have Bayo in there. It wasn’t an amazing cross or anything like that. I put it into an area and he did the rest.”

Despite leading 2-0 and Tranmere having a man sent-off, Gills still had to hang on at the end, as the hosts pulled a goal back.

Gregory said: “We never make it easy. We were 2-0 up and they were down to 10 men but we seemed to always be under the cosh. It was a little nervy towards the end but the result is the main thing and we got the three points.”

The 26-year-old has only just returned to the squad, having been sidelined for five games with a hamstring injury, one of several to have been ruled out recently.

He said: “It has been strange with all the injuries we’ve had and to key players as well.

“The midfield has looked a bit light but Jake Hessenthaler has been fantastic and he has come in as if he is a senior pro.

“All the lads who have come in have done well and that shows the togetherness we have.”

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