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Toto Nsiala Pre Gillingham

20 February 2018

Nsiala looks ahead to Gills test

Shrewsbury Town defender Toto Nsiala admits that the recent run of home form has been disappointing and he wants to put things right tonight against Gillingham.

Town were beaten 1-0 by Rotherham on Saturday and have taken just a point from their last three home games.

Toto was disappointed with how the side have competed in their last couple of home games.

“You are going to have dips and we seem to be having one at the minute at home”, admitted Nsiala.

“We’ve prided ourselves all season on not conceding goals and winning games at home, but we’ve lost the last two at home, which is not good for us.

“I think in this half of the season some games have got to be won ugly and we haven’t been able to do that. We haven’t been able to adapt to the ugly side of the game.

“Not every team’s going to let us play and not get in our faces. Most teams are doing it now and we need to adapt and find a different way of winning games.”

However, Nsiala is fully confident that Town can bounce back from last weekend’s disappointment and pointed to last Tuesday’s win at Fleetwood for inspiration.

“Every time you lose a game you always want to bounce back and get a win the next game”, Toto said.

“All the lads here are looking forward to putting things right. The back four and the goalkeeper want to keep clean-sheets and get back to that solid performance.

“Usually, if you lose on the Saturday you’ve got the whole week to moan and be in each other’s faces, but we’ve had one training session and we are back into a game on Tuesday, so we can put things right straight away.”

Town have enjoyed a difficult run of home games against the form sides in the division and Tuesday night is no different. Gillingham have lost just once since early December and Toto is expecting a difficult game.

“There’s no easy games between now and the end of the season”, Nsiala said.

“Plymouth took the game to us physically, Rotherham did the same and I’m sure Gillingham are going to be a tough side as well.

“They’ve got big Tom Eaves upfront who I’ve played against before and he’s a big lad and a big target, but he likes to play as well, so it’s going to be a tough game but we are looking forward to it."  

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