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Tate Predicts Tough Gillingham Test

Defender Alan Tate has predicted that relegation threatened Gillingham will be a tough nut to crack as Swansea prepare to face the Kent club tomorrow afternoon.

Swansea City's away record to the Gills in recent season would have given Roberto Martinez food for thought as he plots the final pieces in his game plan that should the South Wales club win the clash will secure promotion to the Championship with three games left to play.

Memories only need to be cast back to 4-2 win over Hull City that secured Swansea City's place in the football leauge 5 years ago to understand Gillingham's fraught position.Its a fact that is not lost on Alan Tate who has drawn comparisons with Mark Stimson's position back to Swansea's in 2003.

Not that the stand in captain will be taking any prisoners come 3.00pm tomorrow afternoon. Declaring he wants not only to secure promotion but win the title Tate believes this is the time to break the Preisfield Stadium hodoo.

Tate Spoke To The SWEP:

'Gillingham are going to be right up for this one.There are lads like Leon Britton, Kris O'Leary and myself who know from our time at Swansea what it's like to be fighting a relegation battle.'

When you play the teams at the top you're really up for it - you actually prefer it to playing sides who are with you at the bottom.Gillingham will be ready for us, and it's going to be a case of battling for the right to play our football.'

It hasn't been a happy hunting ground for us.The last couple of times we've been there the pitch has been very dry and that hasn't helped.'

But this is a different season with different players and different managers.We want promotion first of all, but we also want the title.History is history. What matters is what happens now.'

Tickets are still available for the Gillingham Beam Back at the Liberty Stadium. Club officials have confirmed that the Swansea Suites located in level two in the West Stand have sold out and only Riverside, Morfa and St Helen's lounge places are left. Tickets cost 10 with no concessions , 5 for children and free career places for disabled patrons.

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Date:Friday April 11 2008

Time: 10:29AM

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Very tough game this, draw imo
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11/04/2008 10:36:00

i think we might win 2-1 goal in late 80s
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12/04/2008 09:08:00

We have played better away over the course of the season. A draw will do but 3 points will thrill me!!!!!!!!!
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