Manager James Marrs prepares his team for their first fixture of 2014 with a visit to QPR in the FA Cup scheduled for Sunday afternoon.
After a disappointing postponement last weekend, with the Gills squad travelling to Bristol before the game was called off at 9am, Marrs revealed his side are now fully raring to get 2014 off with a bang.
“The festive break has been really nice” said Marrs, ” It was a well earned rest for the girls. We have been in training but its been nice to have a little break from the games. The girls are all refreshed and ready to go.”
And whilst many players and fans alike may be guilty in a little indulgence over the Christmas period, this is far from the case at Gillingham Ladies, with players attending a regular pattern of training with Gills coaching staff. Gills Ladies even trained at 9am on Boxing Day to ensure their impressive first half the season would continue momentum.
Marrs revealed: “We have been in training over the Christmas break as I’m sure some of the other teams have been as well. As you know we have to be working harder than any other team in order to keep progressing.”
And with the New Year well underway, there’s no New Year’s resolution at Kent’s best women’s club: “The target, as always, is to keep progressing and work as hard as we can. Hopefully we can have some success by the end of the year.”
“There is a certain style of play that we want to continue to work towards and in 2014, hopefully we can continue to try our very best to perfect it.”
Sadly, despite a fantastic approach from start to finish to the game against Keynsham last weekend, the weather proved too unsettling and Marrs’ team had to return back to Kent on Sunday morning following the postponement.
“Disappointment is a word used loosely with the postponement. With being fully prepared and already down there it’s no surprise we weren’t best pleased with the delightful river that decided to join us.”
“But we move on from that and really look forward to taking on QPR this weekend. We know that they are good enough to be in our division so it’s no different to a league game in our eyes.”
“They’re having a fantastic season and have just as much chance as us of winning the game. It should be a good spectacle.”