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Gillingham striker Deon Burton glad to be back at Priestfield after long trips on the road

By Alex Hoad

Deon Burton

By Luke Cawdell

Deon Burton, Gillingham's two-goal hero at Rotherham, will be glad to be stepping back out at Priestfield on Saturday.

The Gills have been on the road for the last three games – clocking up almost 1,500 miles – with trips to Accrington, Preston and Rotherham.

Their last game at Priestfield was on November 20, when they were beaten by Exeter City with an 88th minute goal.

"It’s onwards and upwards and hopefully we can improve on the last game here," said Burton (pictured at Rotherham) who took his season's tally to nine with both goals in the 2-1 win at the New York Stadium on Saturday.

"We seem to have been on the team bus for about the last month and it would be nice to get in front of our home fans again and do something here.

"It has been a hard graft nearly every week, from a Friday morning travelling up north, and it does take its toll – five or six hours on a bus on the Friday ahead of a game Saturday. It’s nice to get home."

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