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Joe Pigott: There's reasons to be cheerful heading into clash with Gillingham

22 October 2015

Kent-born striker looking forward to tackling his old club on Saturday.

Southend United striker Joe Pigott insists there are reasons to be cheerful for the Blues ahead of the trip to Gillingham on Saturday.

Born in Kent and a former Gills loanee, Pigott heads back to familiar territory this weekend, with the Blues top scorer aiming to find the net and help the team to victory against his old side.

“It's only a small blip and we look to go again this weekend at Gillingham,” the young forward says.

“If we win at the weekend then I think we're only six points off the top.

“It'll be good to go back there and is a game I'm really looking forward to. 

“It's a nice local one for me. I go fishing a couple of miles away from the ground and I live around 20 minutes from the stadium as well.

“Gillingham's a very good club and is Kent's only Football League club. I had a brief spell there aged 19 or 20 under Peter Taylor and it was a learning curve for me.

“The Gills were scrapping for points when I was there towards the bottom of the league.”

Pigott's been in the goals recently and is the current top scorer for the club this season with five strikes to his name.

But he's still looking to improve and wants to help get the team back to winning ways against the Gills.

“I'm still looking to improve and help the team and it's going alright. I want to help the team by getting as many goals as I can.

“We're not doing too badly though and there are plenty of reason to stay positive.”

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