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Scowen Aiming to Put Dampener On Gills' Start

24 September 2015

Box-to-box midfielder Josh Scowen feels the squad is gaining in confidence and believes it won’t be long before the Reds put a run of wins together. 

The tireless midfielder hopes to prove that this weekend against Gillingham in front of the Oakwell faithful.

After Saturday’s 1-1 draw away at Blackpool, the Reds sit just two points off the play-offs, but Scowen has said everyone knows they can go higher.  “It’s a division where anyone can beat anyone. We beat Burton and now they are top which shows it’s one of those examples where if you play well you can beat anyone. We’re playing attractive football and working hard on how to expose the opposition's weaknesses.”  

Scowen then continued to explain how Head Coach Lee Johnson wants more goals from his squad, not just his strikers.  “As a midfielder myself I know that we all need to get closer to the strikers because if we can get in the box it’s not putting all the pressure on them. We have got to be more positive and start shooting from around the box.”

Scowen added, “The manager wants goals from everywhere. If everyone can score goals we will win games, it doesn’t matter where they come from.”

After another important full week together on the training ground, Scowen knows this weekend’s game will be a test against a side right at the top of the league.  “I’ve played against Gillingham a few times, they are a good side but we will look to exploit their weaknesses. They are flying high so hopefully we can put a dampener on it.”

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