Gillingham assistant manager John Schofield writes exclusively for the KM Group
There was a fantastic attitude
shown by the players on Tuesday in our development game against
What helps keep these players hungry
is that they know the gaffer is happy to change things around and
give people a chance as he believes in them all.
All the senior players have played
their part at some stage this season and we’ve added a
couple of more additions to the squad.
Michael Richardson and Ryan Williams
have both settled in well and it looks as if they have been here
for a couple of months already.
They have tuned into what we are
trying to do and the rest of the lads made them feel welcome
We do our homework on every player we
sign, to make sure they do fit in. It’s about people making phone
calls, talking and asking questions and going to see people.
The attitude of what you would call
the senior players on Tuesday set the tone and the attitude of
every player has been fantastic. Everything we’ve asked of them,
they have done.
The players showed they are hungry and
ready to push for the first team.
The players get told every day how
important every one of them are because everyone has played this
season and contributed.
Yes, we select a starting XI to go out
there but how many times do the games change and people come on
from the bench? They all have a part to play.
We are back on the road this weekend
against a Chesterfield side who changed managers a couple of months
ago and Paul Cook is starting to put his stamp on the team.
They have a few experienced players
and are well organised. They try and play football and it will be a
difficult test, as it always is when we go away.
Read Schofield's thoughts on
this weekend's Capital One Cup final and a testing week at
Arsenal in Friday's Medway Messenger newspaper.
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