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Gilmour Feeling Positive Going Into Bromley Game

1 December 2023


Gilmour Feeling Positive Going Into Bromley Game

1 December 2023

Harvey Gilmour has said that the Dale squad are in a good place at the moment and has said that there is a lot of positivity in the group.

Dale have won their last three games and sit eighth in the Vanarama National League table.

The midfielder says there is a good feeling amongst him and his Dale teammates.

"The mood is really good," said Gilmour.

"You can tell that from the way we’re playing. We’re controlling games a lot better now and we look a lot stronger."

"The gaffer has talked about us scoring at least two goals in each of our last eight games, so you can just see how much we are improving.

"It’s just consistency. We’ve clamped down on what we’ve needed to get better with, especially in some aspects of the pitch. But I think that we have done that in the past four or five games.

"We’ve won four out of our last five. We’re doing really well and are going in the right direction."

Dale's number 20 has recently switched roles with Ryan East, with Gilmour now playing alongside Adam Clayton in the middle and East playing in a more advanced role.

"Easty [Ryan East] is very nimble and is very clever in that pocket.

"We just switched it around and had a change of personnel, and I think it’s worked, especially in the last four or five games. He’s been bagging goals as well. It’s a good balance."


The 24-year-old went on to commend the strong relationship within Jimmy McNulty's squad.

"I think all the lads get on really well. I think that comes from the staff and then down to the skipper as well [Ethan Ebanks-Landell], as well as just keeping that positive energy around the training ground and on the pitch.

"Having that relationship is massive. In these last two months, we have become really close. There’s not one person that gets left out. Everyone joins in with everything. On the pitch, we’re performing really well and that’s because we have become closer as a group.

"Everyone in the squad is really important. Hendo [Ian Henderson] hasn’t played every game this season, but he’s been as crucial as someone who maybe has played every single game this season. Dev's [Devante Rodney] coming back really strong as well. He’s had his time out, and now he’s back and is going in the right direction. Ty [Tyrese Sinclair] coming back as well is a massive help for us. He’s more than capable, and he’s shown that this season."

This will be the second time this season that Dale have faced Bromley, drawing 2-2 earlier in the season at the Crown Oil Arena. Gilmour recognises that our trip to Bromley will not be an easy one.

"I think it will be a tricky game, especially as it’s on that 4G pitch, we’re not used to playing on that, they are. They’re second, they’re at home, so it’ll be a tough game, but I think if we stick to our principles, we’ll be okay.

"With that game at the Crown Oil Arena being so early in the season, maybe our structure wasn’t right there throughout the game, but I think in the last three games, it’s been a lot better, and you can see that with how much we’ve been controlling games."

The midfielder finished by praising the support of the Dale fans who have backed the lads brilliantly home and away all season.

"Their support is huge. After the game on Saturday, they were amazing. They were amazing throughout the game as well. It’s not an easy trip down to Dagenham. It was a long trip, it was freezing cold, but they all came and it was great to see. It was great for us to pay back their trip really."


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