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Grayson: Important To Build On Saturday

Manager Looking To Build Confidence Further With Successive Win

10 February 2020

Simon Grayson wants to see back-to-back wins when Gillingham visit Bloomfield Road on Tuesday evening.

The Seasiders secured a 2-1 victory over Southend United on Saturday – their first victory in ten attempts – and the manager feels confidence is on the rise in camp after picking up the three points.

“Lack of confidence has played a part recently, there’s no doubt about that,” Grayson admitted.

“When you haven’t won for a period of time, it’s inevitable that doubt starts to set in and you overthink things. But, the win at the weekend has lifted the players. Of course, we’re not getting carried away with ourselves because a win is a win and it’s important we back that up with another good performance and another victory on Tuesday night.”

Ahead of Tuesday’s match, the manager also provided an update on injuries in camp.

“James Husband and Ryan Edwards have missed the past few weeks, but they’ve been back in full training recently, so that’s good to see. Gary Madine came off early in the second half against Southend, but that was really more of a precaution, and I felt we needed a bit more pace up top through Nathan Delfouneso.

“Sullay Kaikai is seeing a specialist in the coming days with his injury, as that needs looking at. He’s involved in training for two or three days and then he feels a little twinge, so it’s right for him and for the football cub that that is looked into further. He should be back in the coming weeks.”

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