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READY FOR THE TEST

20 October 2015

United’s assistant boss Ned Kelly is looking forward to taking the momentum of the last three games into Tuesday’s match against Gillingham.

The Iron travel to the MEMS Priestfield Stadium to face the team currently at the summit of Sky Bet League One, with Kelly pleased with the upturn of results in the coming weeks.

“I think it’s been coming,” he told The Iron PlayerHD.

“It’s been a good little time for us. We move on very quickly and in this league the games come quickly. Gillingham are going along very nicely and have had a really good start. They’ve scored some late goals of late and they’re well organised so it will be a good test.

“There are journeys near and far and unfortunately for our supporters, in particular, this one comes on a Tuesday night. We’ll go down there with lots of confidence, taken from the results of late.”

Last time the Iron visited Gillingham’s home saw to-be manager Mark Robins watching over his new side from the directors box in a 3-0 win just over a year ago. The assistant box reflected on that – and how the sides have changed.

“He was just ‘eyes in the crowd’ that day,” he continued.

“They’re extremely different from what they were last season – as are we. We’ve had a lot of players in and out of the football club since we’ve been here and now look forward to this game with the squad that we’ve got. The lads are in good spirits, we’ve prepared well and we will look forward to the challenge.

“I saw Gillingham a while ago in a cup game and they played very well and they’ve got a lot of confidence within their group. They’ve got a habit of scoring at good times in games and on Saturday they won it with a very late strike, so we’ve got to be aware of that and look forward to the game.”

The Iron go into the latest away clash having picked up maximum points in their previous trip to Oldham Athletic and with four different scorers – something that will only be built upon, according to the assistant manager.

“About a month ago, you looked at the chances created and it wasn’t just one player missing all the chances," he said.

"Now we’ve got a plethora of different players all scoring and that’s really pleasing from everybody’s point of view and long may it continue.

“We go into every game confident and organised and hoping to put our game plan across. We’ve been playing quite well for a number of weeks now and they’re a confident group.

“It’s all about the next game and we’re ready for the test.”

See much more from Ned Kelly, David Mirfin and Scott Wiseman on The Iron PlayerHD.

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