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Tottenham defender Connor Ogilvie enjoying life at League 1 Gillingham

By Luke Cawdell

Connor Ogilvie says staying with Gillingham was a no-brainer.

The Tottenham defender extended his loan deal with the club last week until the end of the season.

He was part of the team which knocked Cardiff out of the FA Cup last weekend and he’s loving life at Priestfield.

Gillingham's loan defender Connor Ogilvie Picture: Ady Kerry
Gillingham's loan defender Connor Ogilvie Picture: Ady Kerry

“It was an easy choice,” said the 22-year-old.

“I am playing games, I am settled and enjoying it here.

“If you are happy and settled off the pitch then on the pitch looks after itself. I get on well with the gaffer, the staff and the boys. I am playing games as well so it was a no-brainer, I wanted to stay and play.”

The Gills head to Burton this weekend with only a point separating them from the bottom four in League 1, but Ogilvie is confident that they can keep clear of trouble.

“With what we have got in the changing room there is no concern,” he said.

“We were there last year and we went on a good run. Hopefully we can do the same this year, push on and get higher up the table.

“I feel we have the players to deal with this. There is no fear in the changing room, we need to stay consistent and hopefully push on.”

Gillingham's loan defender Connor Ogilvie Picture: Ady Kerry
Gillingham's loan defender Connor Ogilvie Picture: Ady Kerry

Victory over Premier League Cardiff has filled everyone with confidence.

He said: “You dream of beating a Premier League side in the FA Cup.

“It doesn’t happen often and when it does it’s unbelievable, it’s a massive buzz. It’s got to be up there with my highlights so far.

“We dug in so deep and we were so resolute at the back. We saw it out quite well in the end. We had a lot of defending, first half especially. Second half I thought we came out and took the game to them, that’s why we probably deserved to win in the end.

“They are not in the Premier League for no reason, they are good players, but everyone was on their job.

“The buzz after the game was something special, it has been good and lively, everyone is upbeat and ready to go.

“Confidence is high now off the back of Saturday and hopefully we can go on a bit of a run and push on. We have shown against a Premier League side that we can win, so why can’t we win against any other team in League 1? If we can do it against them, then why not?”

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