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Pressley urges his players to follow up Saturday's result

1 March 2016

The Cod Army welcome Gillingham to Highbury this evening

Steven Pressley has urged his players to follow up Saturday’s impressive win at Coventry City with another three points against Gillingham this evening.

Goals from Wes Burns and David Ball made it a memorable return to the Ricoh Arena for Pressley at the weekend as Town moved away from the relegation places.

Justin Edinburgh’s Gills side travel to the Fylde Coast having lost their last two league games against Oldham Athletic and Chesterfield respectively.

The Kent outfit have been one of the stand out performers in the third tier this term, and sit just outside the automatic places.

Ahead of the game, Pressley said: “There’s no hiding from the fact that wins breed confidence. There have been a number of weeks recently where we’ve drawn too many games.

“This week we’ve actually won two and lost one and the points accumulation is far better. We have to really look to win more games between now and the end of the season.

“We have to take risks and we were very high risk against Coventry on Saturday. We kept three players forward at many times in the game.

“It was a huge result for us, but for me it’s all about the follow up result now. We have to kick on and this is a hurdle we have to get over.”

The Scotsman has been impressed with the way the Gills have performed this season, and is wary of the threat they pose to the Cod Army.

“Although Gillingham have had a little wobble in recent weeks I think it’s fair to say that they’ve had a brilliant season up to now.

“If you look at previous years they’ve been fighting relegation, but this year they’re talked about as potential promotion candidates.

“Justin deserves an enormous amount of credit because he’s done a really good job to build such an exciting team to watch.

“We’re very much aware of what they possess but if we do our jobs properly and bring what we have in several of our most recent performances then we’ll win the game.”

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