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Tony: We'll be ready for the battle

Rovers will have to be at the top of their game, according to the boss

16 March 2018

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Tony Mowbray insists his Rovers side will have to be at their very best to defeat an in form Gillingham side on Saturday at Priestfield Stadium.

The Kent club have lost only one of their last six games and have an imperious record on home turf having last lost in the league there to Northampton in October.
 
And ahead of the long trip to the south-east on Saturday, Mowbray says his side know what to expect from Steve Lovell's side, whose fortunes have changed since the Welshman's appointment in October.
 
“I sit here every week and tell you how difficult the next game is and Gillingham certainly falls into that category," the boss said to iFollow Rovers on Friday morning.
 
They are on a decent run of form. The change of coach has brought an upturn in results. I’ve studied them this week and they have a style of play, they grind results out and we have to be respectful of them.
 
"We’ll have to be prepared to be robust and deal with what they throw at us. We know how they play and we have to be ready for it and look forward to it."
 
But despite Saturday's hosts being in good form, with just one defeat in the last 26 outings in League One, Mowbray has belief in his squad to pick up the points - which will only come with everyone being at the top of their game.
 
“It’s a long travel down and the next game in our journey. Take out one defeat in a 20-odd game run now, we have to have faith in our team to ask questions of Gillingham," Tony added.
 
“Every team has strengths and weaknesses. Their results show they deserve a lot of respect. They are difficult to beat at home and robust away from home. We have to forget about the shirt, the name, the club, we have to get our job done."
 

We've nine games to go and the next one comes at Gillingham's Priestfield Stadium next Saturday. Tickets remain for the clash and you can purchase yours by clicking here


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