Gillingham assistant manager John Schofield writes exclusively for the KM Group
We were disappointed to have lost at Torquay but nothing for us
It’s been a fantastic start and now we have to look at the next
game, which on Saturday is a trip to AFC Wimbledon.
The good thing is that we are not high as a kite when we win,
nor are we ‘oh God, we’ve got beat’ when we lose.
We want to win every game, of course, but you have to have a bit
of realism about it. We have been realistic and that’s going to
stand us in good stead.
We have been working hard this week, as we always have done,
whether that’s on the back of a win, draw, or defeat. We are
forever looking to improve and will be maintaining that work
Our task now is to carry on as we always have done by coming in
and preparing for that next game.
Everything we have done at the end of this week has been the
same as we had been doing when we were winning games. There will be
no changing because we have had a defeat. We have got training
programme boxes we tick, week in, week out, and that will stay the
Too often in the past players will have said, ‘we’ve got beat,
so this and that has changed’ but for me, you have to have a
long-term goal. Steps to get there are in place in pre-season. Yes,
results at times can affect mindsets but you have to have enough
faith in your own beliefs. Regardless of what happens, you maintain
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