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Midfielder Doug Loft confident Gillingham will be able to make the step up when they face Ipswich Town

By Luke Cawdell
Doug Loft

Doug Loft is confident Gills will be able to maintain their impressive pre-season form against Championship Ipswich Town.

Gills have only so far played non-league teams but face a massive step up in class of opposition on Saturday.

Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich finished ninth in England’s second tier last season but new signing Loft said: “The quality always varies but you go into every game the same. You work hard and try and get a good result.

“So far this pre-season we have done well and all of the boys have been a credit. We have worked hard in training and hopefully we can kick on and win against Ipswich.

“This is going to be the hardest game we have had but I am confident in the lads and what they can do. I am sure we will give them a good game.”

The 27-year-old midfielder added: “I had a good season last year and am sure I will have a good season this year as well.

“I am confident in my ability and in this squad. There are a lot of good players here.

“In each position there is someone challenging and that’s what you need.”

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