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Gillingham midfielder Mark Byrne and several others are chasing new deals at the club

Midfielder Mark Byrne insists the Gillingham players won’t be short of motivation for the season run-in.

He is one of several players out of contract this summer.

Speaking after the goalless draw with Doncaster, Byrne said: “There are a lot of lads out of contract. You have to perform week in, week out and we have to take as many points as possible.

Mark Byrne lines up a shot for Gillingham.Picture: Andy Jones
Mark Byrne lines up a shot for Gillingham.Picture: Andy Jones

“We still have to look over our shoulder, the teams below are picking up points, We have to perform every week and not go into holiday mode.”

Byrne is coming to the end of his two year deal and says talks have already taken place.

He would love to extend his stay at Priestfield.

“We will see how it goes in the next few weeks,” said the 29-year-old.

“I have to perform week in, week out. The gaffer has said he wants me around but it needs sorting out. We will wait and see what happens.”

League leaders Blackburn are the visitors on Tuesday and with or without Bradley Dack, who picked up an injury on Saturday, they will take some stopping.

Gillingham midfielder Mark Byrne Picture: Andy Jones
Gillingham midfielder Mark Byrne Picture: Andy Jones

Byrne said: “We are underdogs but we perform well against teams up near the top, we can hopefully get three points. It will be difficult but we are looking forward to it.”

Dack has been one of Blackburn’s star men and Byrne believes he needs to be playing a higher level.

On his former team-mate, Byrne commented: “He is a great player, he has done extremely well this season. For me, I think he is too good for this league, he should be playing higher.

“He could easily play in the Championship.

“He is a great guy and he is one of the lads who is top of the banter, he is always involved in everything. If there is anything happening in the changing room here it was normally Dacky who was involved.

“They are a massive team and whoever plays it will be tough.”

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