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3 February 2014

Tomorrow night sees Gillingham visit The Lamex Stadium in a rearranged Sky Bet League 1 fixture and boss Graham Westley says lessons can be learnt from the visitors.

After a relatively poor start to the season the Gills have improved and now sit mid-table after improving results in recent weeks.

GW told us, “There isn’t a game I look at and think we can’t win it. This is League 1 football. The margins are very slight. We know what the top teams can do. We’ve got a top team coming on Saturday (in Wolves) and we’ve got a top club tomorrow coming in terms of its form. They’re doing ok, Gillingham. 

“They’ve pushed into the top half of the table having looked vulnerable at one stage. They’ve done the kind of job that we need to do. We could probably learn lessons from the way they’ve got themselves together, played to their strengths, developed resilience and they’re playing for their manager. We need to do that.”

After two successive games fell victim to the weather the next couple of months look increasingly busy for Boro, but the gaffer isn’t particularly concerned about the fixture list.

"We’ll have to play them sometime. And when we play them it’s up to us to do what we can do to win them. It doesn’t worry me. The league position looks more precarious if you’re inclined to look at it that way. But I know what we’ve got to do. 

"I know we’ve got to win a certain number of games between now and the end of the year to be a League 1 club. I know that to push on into mid-table we need to do a little bit more than that.

"Everyone here is gearing up to concentrate on winning the next game. It’s a habit that we got into previously. We need to regain that habit and I’m confident that we will."

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