Opposition view: Gillingham (A)

How has your season been going so far?

First half of the campaign we were consistently inconsistent and lacked a little bit of know how, with one good performance followed by a poor display. However, we had a good January window since then have lost only two of the last seven, against the two best teams I’ve seen this season, Lincoln and Peterborough.

And what would you say your ambitions are for the rest of the campaign?

At the start of the campaign I had us down to finish 8th. With the January overhaul that is still a possibility if not a probability, but I do think any Play Off charge is beyond our reach due to our patchy form up until the turn of the year. Therefore I think the aim now has to be to try and match last seasons finish of 10th, which would represent a decent effort considering what an odd season it has been.

How is your form coming into the game?

We’ve been decent on the whole, and even in the two we’ve lost we’ve had spells where we’ve been the better side. Aside from those two there’s been really good victories over Accrington, Crewe & Charlton plus an excellent draw up at Sunderland.

How do you think you’ll setup for our game?

I imagine how we set up depends on whether if Jordan Graham is fit to start or not. The 4-2-3-1 clearly suits him as he’s a natural wide man, but we look more compact and balanced when we deploy the 4-4-2 diamond.

Any weak links in your side?

The lack of experience at centre half has been an issue all season long, and despite now having a settled pairing and back four I’m not convinced it’s an issue that’s completely gone away.

Who are your standout players?

Jordan Graham and Kyle Dempsey both have the ability to turn a game in an instant, Connor Ogilvie is back to his best now and up top John Akinde has played himself into some decent form.

Game prediction

I think if both teams play to their best then we will have enough to win the game, so I am going to say 3-1 Gills.

Where do you think you’ll be come the end of the season?

As I have already mentioned, if we can match last seasons 10th place I’ll be more than happy and anything above that would be a bonus.