Gillingham assistant manager John Schofield writes exclusively for the KM Group
We have seen many different
sides to the team during the season and we saw another at Plymouth
What we saw was a side that
doesn’t get beat, that keeps going right to the end and we got our
just rewards with a great point.
We nearly even won it in the
end. We showed great character and kept plugging away. It is quite
easy to keep going when everyone is on top of their game but it was
one of those matches where we had to dig in and everyone did
We want to win every game but if
we don’t, we have to make sure we get something on the board and
Saturday was no exception.
Credit to Plymouth, they were
playing on the back of a couple of indifferent results and had a
right go at us, which a lot of teams will do this year. We have to
keep our heads down and keep battling away as we did on
Sides are going to set up this
way and that way against us but, as I have said before, it doesn’t
matter what other sides do. It is about what we do.
They can set up how they want
but if we perform to the levels we can, with the intensity and the
energy and the quality, then we give ourselves the best chance of
getting something out of the
Even if after an hour it’s 0-0,
we need to still be positive and even if it’s the same after 80
minutes. We’ll keep grinding teams down until we get that
Fitness comes into it and we can
put as many fitness sessions on all day long but if the lads aren’t
going to buy into it and commit themselves to the level of
intensity that we want, then it doesn’t matter.
It will be nice to get in front of the home crowd again
this weekend and hopefully we can turn up to an atmosphere that is
Read more from John Schofield in this Friday's
Medway Messenger, including his thoughts on the latest
manager-of-the-month nomination for Martin
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