COLIN Daniel says League One is the toughest it has been in a while as we prepare to take on Gillingham at Priestfield on Saturday (3pm kick-off).
For the second season in a row, Gillingham will be Albion’s first away game of the new campaign, with the Brewers taking a very different squad to Kent than this time last year.
Daniel, who spent six months working under current Gillingham boss Steve Evans at Peterborough United, says
“Gillingham is always a tough place to go, especially with the management they’ve got now,” said Daniel.
“This season, League One is as hard as any out there at the minute. A lot of good teams have come down from the Championship and come up to this league this year, so it’s a tough division.
“We’ll be looking to take all three points with the team we’ve got. Gillingham is a tough place to go but with the squad we’ve got, we’re more than capable of taking all three points.”
And Daniel is eyeing a good season with the Brewers, considering our summer business.
John-Joe O’Toole, Jevan Anderson, Ryan Edwards and Oliver Sarkic have all arrived on permanent deals this summer while goalkeeper Kieran O’Hara, defender Richard Nartey and forward Nathan Broadhead have all come in on loan from Manchester United, Chelsea and Everton respectively.
“The gaffer always says to try to get the ball down and play, but if you give it away just work hard to get it back,” said Daniel.
“We know we can score goals with the players we’ve got.
“We play some good football and it’s always enjoyable to play in a team like this.
“The manager has brought some good players in so hopefully we can have a better season this season than last.”