"The good thing is Trevor has got the lads' confidence up and now the object is to pull away and create a little bit of a buffer zone," he says.
"They are used to winning now and that is a good thing; it was a great victory against Crewe although 3-0 sounds a convincing score line, and it was, on paper I thought it was a difficult game - as is every game in the first division.
"It is a tough game coming up but a different one and Gillingham are more of a direct side under Andy Hessenthaler.
"They haven't had the best of starts to the season but they are a side that can upset anyone and it is a tight little ground down there.
"Unless your attitude is correct you won't win the game but confidence is up and I am anticipating another three points."
The fixture against Crewe was the first ever meeting between them and West Ham, while, for the last competitive fixture with Gillingham - whose ground holds just 11,200 - you have to go back to the 1914/15 season in the Southern League Division One, when Gillingham won 4-0.
* Although no new date has been finalised for the visit of Nottingham Forest, postponed in international week, the away trip scheduled for 28th December has moved to a noon kick off to accommodate Sky.