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Gillingham winger Elliott List says an extended spell in starting 11 will reap rewards

Elliott List hopes a run in the team will enable him to show what he can do.

The 19-year-old was handed his first league start for Gillingham on Saturday at Oldham.

It wasn’t the way he would have wanted the game to go, however, as the Gills lost 1-0.

Elliott List teases the Oldham defence on Saturday Picture: Barry Goodwin
Elliott List teases the Oldham defence on Saturday Picture: Barry Goodwin

List said: “I just wanted to show the fans what I could do, try and be positive, try and create something for the team and get a result. It’s unfortunate that we didn’t.

“My game is about trying to create things. It wasn’t the best performance I have had, it wasn’t the worst. It was decent but of course you can always do better.

“I am confident in my ability, I know I can do it, I just need to show what I can do.”

List got the nod to play last weekend and was given plenty of opportunity in training to hone his wing-work.

He said: “I have been practising one versus ones with Steve Lovell. I have been getting at the full-backs and trying to get crosses in and be positive.

“I hadn’t played for a while but I felt okay.

“In training I am focused, whether I am playing or not, but I felt good.”

List has now played 12 times for the Gills and his rapid pace has unsettled many defences, including Premier League Watford in the League Cup.

It has led to the Gills winning many fouls in dangerous areas and List doesn’t mind picking up the odd bruise along the way.

“I have always had that from a young age,” he said

“I do get fouled by people, but that’s how it is. I don’t mind it as long as we get free-kicks in good areas for the team, that’s a positive.”

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