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Gillingham assistant manager John Schofield writes exclusively for the KM Group every week

John Schofield
John Schofield

We faced two different experiences in the last week and the trip to Sheffield United, playing in front of 16,000 fans, is why we worked so hard to get promotion.

Being there was great but it’s about results and so to get a win is even better.

What we did well was to keep those home fans quiet. When you speak to anyone about going to a big stadium, it is about making sure you silence the fans a bit.

I have been there a few times and there is a lot of expectation on them.

They are saying it is a big stage for their players to play on and sometimes they have pressures of their own to handle.

We were disappointed to lose to Brackley on Monday but you always look to take positives out of any game.

The positives were the amount of chances we created.

Read the full column in Friday's Medway Messenger

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