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Connor Ogilvie believes momentum is growing at Gillingham ahead of their match with Charlton Athletic

Gillingham defender Connor Ogilvie believes they have turned a corner.

After a run of five successive defeats the Gills are back on track in the league with a win over Crewe and through to the next rounds of the FA Cup and the EFL Trophy.

Momentum is building says Gillingham defender Connor Ogilvie
Momentum is building says Gillingham defender Connor Ogilvie

They sat it out at the weekend after the Lincoln match was postponed but head into the Charlton game on Saturday buoyed by those last three results.

Ogilvie said: “We started okay but then picked up a few bad results, it wasn’t so much our performances, but just results. But we have picked up a bit of momentum and hopefully we can take that into Saturday’s game.

“We have an identity of how we play and we needed to reach it, we didn’t quite do that in a few games, we didn’t have that clinical edge and leaking goals didn’t help but it is a new squad, it is still bonding and gelling but with what we have I don’t see why we cant go on a bit of a run and push up that table.

“Those few days that we had off will only benefit us, to get us rested and recharged and ready to go again.

“Charlton are on a good run at the minute, it is going to be tough, but if we want to be pushing up the league we need to be getting results against big clubs like Charlton.”

The Gills are down in 16th at present but promotion remains the aim.

“With the quality that we have got in the changing room I don't see why that is such a big ask,” said the former Tottenham player.

“It is going to be tough and there will be ups and downs throughout the season but I don't see why we can't.

“We have a good close-knit group, there is a togetherness and hopefully now with a couple of results we’ve got we can carry it on and keep pushing up that league.

“There is a good feel around the camp, there is a lot of quality and in training it is competitive and it is high intensity. Everyone is fighting for places and that is what you need in a squad, you need people pushing each other to get the best out of each other on a Saturday.”

Ogilvie is one of few who stuck around from last season but he’s been impressed with some of the new faces, with a couple standing out in particular.

“Vadaine (Oliver) has been excellent for us,” he said.

“I saw a stat the other day about how many aerial duals he has won this season and it is crazy, I feel sorry for those centre haves who are going up against him.

“Jordan Graham also, with the assists and the key passes he has had for us, and the goals. The whole team, whoever plays has performed and it is only going to get better with the momentum that we have got off the last few games.”

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