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GILLIEAD LOOKING FORWARD TO ROVERS CLASH

1 April 2022

Alex Gilliead is enjoying playing under Mark Hughes - and is looking forward to facing another possession-based side in Bristol Rovers tomorrow. 

Gilliead feels the new manager's style of play fits him well, and is thriving under the new system. 

The versatile midfielder looked toward the weekend’s fixture by highlighting the squad’s absorption of Hughes’ message and is confident it will bring success. 

He said: “You look at the lads we have got in the squad. There are a lot of ball players who want to get on it and play.

“It is great for me personally. The way they want to play and see football is the way I see it too.

“I think it gets lost in this division, but I think now there are a lot more possession-based teams, like Bristol Rovers this weekend.

“We have shown recently that if you do get the ball down and play you can carve teams open.”

The 26-year-old described the quality of training in the build-up to this weekend’s fixture, suggesting goal-scoring has been the primary focus.

Gilliead is hopeful that this week’s work will help retain their fine form on the road, by adding more goals to their game.

He added: “We need to be clinical. We need to be more creative and more attack minded in the final third. That is what the gaffer and Glyn have been telling us all week.

“That has been the sole purpose of the training, getting into key areas and creating overloads, creating goal-scoring opportunities so we can score multiple goals in the game.

“We are obviously very good away from home at the minute, we have got to put into practice what the gaffer and Glyn have been talking about.”


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