THE arrival of Cody McDonald is sure to boost Saturday’s gate at Priestfield but will the home fans be going home disappointed again?
There has often been an air of expectancy at Priestfield this season, especially against the lower sides and in many matches the lack of away support has meant for a subdued atmosphere.
It could be a different story this weekend, however. The arrival of a new signing - with rumours of more to follow - has certainly lifted the mood of those who were beginning to show signs of doubt.
McDonald is due to complete the formalities of his loan deal before the weekend.
The players are certainly in the mood and after speaking with both Myles Weston and Stuart Nelson after their training session with soon-to-be-signed Cody this week, there is a real buzz around the camp.
Wins in the next two home games will see the Gills reclaim top spot over Port Vale and I wouldn’t put that past this team now.
There is also the chance that David Wright could also be involved again soon and a deal could even be concluded by this weekend, although we may again be faced with an anxious deadline-day wait.
It will be sad to see Jack Payne leave (in a swap deal) - as it was to see Connor Essam head out of Priestfield this week - but the current management team have got this Gills team chasing a league title so fans will just have to keep the faith.
What we all know, however, is that a league title won’t be won on the current home form that we’ve seen of late.
But I’m confident that will change soon. This is a side that earlier on in the season was hitting four goals most weekends at Priestfield, including against League 1 Scunthorpe in the cup.
The players are confident that they can turn this home form around and the manager certainly is, not that it is something anybody is losing any sleep over.
If I was a York fans I’d be concerned. They’re lacking firepower at the moment while the Gills have it in abundance and surely there is only going to be one winner this weekend.