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Sheridan: “It’s Not About Performances, I Just Want Us To Get Three Points.”

18 February 2016

Manager John Sheridan admitted he would substitute good performances for wins as high-flying Gillingham head to SportsDirect.com Park this weekend.

Latics recorded a win and two draws from their last three games, all away from home, but the manager believed his side should have walked away with nine points instead of five.

Although Sheridan’s men put in solid displays against Wigan Athletic and Blackpool, he would rather his side had more luck in front of goal.

He said: "It’s not about performances, I just want us to get three points. I’d like us to be speaking at five o’clock talking about what a great three points that is. 

"Gillingham are having a very good season and they are a strong team. Justin Edinburgh has done really well there so I fully respect that they are doing well and are pushing for promotion. 

“It’s going to be a really difficult game but we are at home and I’m hoping that we can get that win that we’re after. 

"I think the support since I’ve been here has been unbelievable. I have a lot of respect for the way they are getting behind us and we just need to help them now. 

"We’re playing to give them a bit of belief, I believe that. We’ve all got to stick together so it’s about getting results and winning games now. 

“It’s going to be tough but we’re at home so I expect us to win it.”

Anthony Gerrard missed Tuesday night’s game against Blackpool after being forced off at the weekend against Wigan Athletic and Sheridan gave an update on his position.

“Anthony is okay and it’s good news with him,” the manager commented. “There is nothing serious with his knee and he is going to train today. 

“Anthony is a lot like myself, and Mike Jones is too, when you get a knock, you are still a bit sore but I always played even if I was sore. 

“Anthony is like that and he’s annoyed he is in the treatment but we’d rather him miss one or two games than eight or nine. 

“We’ve just got to make sure he is okay but he’s experienced enough and he should be in with a chance of playing on Saturday. 

“Dominic [Poleon] is sore and tender but he’s just a couple of weeks off now and Brian Wilson won’t be too far away.”

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD.

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