Defender Targeting More Than Promotion
- Gayle anticipating difficult Bury test
- Victory could see Shrews promoted
- Defender targeting League Two title
Watch a short clip of Gayle's interview on YouTube.
Watch the full interview with Gayle on Shrews Player."The fans have been great," said Gayle.
"Even at the away games, they have come out in force and supported us and helped us along the way, and they continue to do that.
"As soon as you come out of the tunnel you can hear them straight away clapping us on."
And the 22-year-old praised the Shrewsbury Town fans for their support throughout the season - saying it is noticeable to hear their cheer when walking out of the tunnel.
"I'm enjoying my football and the gaffer put his faith in me to play so I'm just happy to be playing well and be in the team," said Gayle.
"There's been a few players come in on loan (in my position) so it's been hard for me to hold down a place.
"It's my first season in a first team and I think that, as the season has gone on, I've really grown as a player. Hopefully I can keep that going."
But former West Bromwich Albion man is pleased to have enjoyed a run in the side recently.
Gayle has faced stiff competition in his position all season with the likes of Jack Grimmer and Josh Passley coming in on loan.
"It's always going to be a tough game because we know how Bury play," said Gayle.
"They work hard and will press us all around the pitch, but we know what we need to do to win the game.
"We're going to keep pushing. We don't just want to settle for promotion, we want to win the league.
"We've got to just keep winning and hope Burton (Albion) slip up."
And Gayle insists the Shrews aren't just settling on achieving promotion, either, as they look to push Burton Albion all the way for the title.
Micky Mellon's side take on the Shakers in the Sky Bet League 2 clash at the JD Stadium (7.45pm kick-off) knowing victory, and anything less than a win for Southend United in their match, will secure promotion back to League One.