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Manager On Gillingham Test

26 February 2013

Chris Wilder looks ahead to tonight

United head for Gillingham tonight at the start of a testing week which sees them face the top two in League Two plus fast-rising Rotherham. The U’s were left frustrated against York at home on Saturday but manager Chris Wilder feels that facing Martin Allen’s table-topping Gillingham side is a game to look forward to:

“Them, Port Vale and Rotherham who are coming up now are up there on merit and the top two have been there right from the start really” Chris told Yellow Player. “It’s a tough run but players should look forward to it, embrace it and back themselves”.

United go into tonight’s game as the underdogs, but that doesn’t scare the manager:

“I think we have been expected to win the majority of games since I came here, and we go into every game expecting to win it. The league table is there for everyone to see and I’d imagine we go there not being given much hope after Saturday. That’s understandable because I didn’t think Saturday was a great performance from us, but we are better than what we showed in that game. We should have won it but we didn’t and you can’t dwell on it and we have to go and produce a better performance. Defensively we were OK but we have to be a lot better with the ball, make better decisions and show a bit more quality.

“Saturday disappointed me and we have to do better and get back to the standards we have set. We are disappointed with the position, of course we are, but we are still not out of it and maybe these three games are ones where we can really take the shackles off, leave everything out on the pitch and go for it. And who knows? We might shock a few people.”

See the whole interview  plus a lengthy video preview, then hear the whole game live in Yellow Player

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