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Gillingham midfielder Steven Gregory insists the players are not talking about relegation

21 February 2014
by Luke Cawdell

Steven Gregory booked for a foul against Sheffield United  Picture Barry Goodwin

Steven Gregory booked for a foul against Sheffield United Picture: Barry Goodwin

Midfielder Steven Gregory insists nobody in the Gillingham dressing room is talking about relegation.

The Gills lost to Sheffield United on Wednesday night and sit 12th in League 1.

“I am confident we can stay up,” said Gregory. “We were in a sticky situation but we’ve managed to drag ourselves out of that. We will move on and try and beat Oldham and then we will look healthy again in the table. Nobody is talking about relegation.

“We want to bounce back from this and it is good that we are playing so soon after a defeat. That always helps to get this one out of the memory. We travel up on Friday and will prepare as well as we can.”

Gregory was booked midway through the second half against Sheffield United and, like many Gillingham fans in the crowd, he didn’t think referee Brendan Malone had a good game.

“I wasn’t too impressed and I didn’t touch the guy when I got booked, I know that much,” he said. "What can you do? I don’t think he has cost us the game. Maybe he hasn’t had the best of games but I don’t think we can blame the defeat on the referee.” 

Gregory has started Gillingham’s last 11 games and the defensive-midfielder believes he is feeling the benefits.

He said: “I have had a good run of games now and for any player, that’s what you want, to get your confidence up."


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