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LEE ON GILLS TEST

6 January 2022

"It’s going to take a really good run, but why can’t we be that team that sneaks into the playoffs?"

Lee Evans says that Town will go into Saturday's away fixture at Gillingham full of confidence. 

This weekend's trip to MEMS Priestfield Stadium will be Kieran McKenna's second game in charge after the scheduled New Year's Day meeting with Lincoln was postponed at the request of the Imps.

Off the back of a 1-0 victory over Wycombe last time out, Lee says that there is plenty of belief ahead of Saturday's test as well as for the rest of the season.

"With the result against Wycombe, we go into Saturday’s game full of confidence," said the central midfielder.

"It [the Lincoln postponement] really was disappointing because we just wanted to build momentum from that home game against Wycombe. It was disappointing but it gave us more time on the training ground to practice what the new manager wants from us. Hopefully, it works to our benefit at the weekend.

"For us, it’s about adapting to how the manager wants us to play. I think we’re doing that with every training session we have.

"You’ve got to believe or there’s no point. We’re 11 points off of the playoffs. We know with the players that we’ve got that, if we can get on a good run, then anything is possible. We believe. It’s going to take a really good run but why can’t we be that team that sneaks into the playoffs?"

Despite occupying a place in the relegation zone, Gillingham go into the match having picked up a point at playoff-chasing MK Dons in their first outing of 2022.

"Every game in this league is an opportunity but you only have to have watched the results coming in last weekend; anyone can beat anyone in this league," the 27-year-old continued.

"That’s what is so entertaining for fans. It’s a tough league to call but it is probably about time we got on a run and we’ll try to carry on from what we did last week going into the weekend."

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