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Far from getting nervous about playing in front of a global audience, the Gills winger is looking forward to showing what he can do.
Last time out in League 1, he put in a man-of-the-match performance against Crewe in a 2-0 win.
“Television is where I probably come alive that extra bit more,” said the 26-year-old winger. “I have played in a few games for Cheltenham (on TV), against Everton and Hereford and the play-offs, which has probably been the highlight of my career.”
A hamstring injury slowed McGlashan down early in the season but he was rested in the week to make sure he is in peak condition.
Boss Peter Taylor has played a variety of formations this season, including a 3-5-2, using
full-backs rather than wingers. But McGlashan insists he can play either role.
He said: “As a winger, it can be a little difficult (in a 3-5-2) as it is probably an anti-winger formation but the gaffer knows I can defend and I am happy to play as a wing-back.
“I can do that defensive duty and play in a forward position as well. That is something we have spoken about and worked on in training.
“I would like to think that if we do go that way, which has worked for the team before, that I could be included.”
Gillingham’s game on Friday is live on Sky Sports 2 from 7.30pm. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.
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