Gill used to the boo boys

Last updated : 09 January 2009 By Dane Vincent

"I'm used to it: Gill gets booed by his own teammates.
Exeter City's Matthew Gill is anticipating a hostile reception from County fans when he returns to Meadow Lane for the first time since leaving the club.

In a two-year spell with Notts, the comical midfielder played 66 times before being transfer listed and eventually ousted in 2006.

His time with the club was arguably the worst time of his career as he struggled to find his feet and was subjected to abuse from his own supporters on occasions.

In the clash between the two teams at St. James' Park, Gill - who scored the opener in the 2-2 draw - received some flak and he is expecting the same again tomorrow.

Nonetheless, the 27-year-old has revealed that he is not fazed by the jeers emanating from the stands because he is subjected to it on a regular basis.

"You ask most players — they like going back to old clubs and getting booed. I get booed by my teammates so it won't bother me," he joked to the Exeter Express & Echo.

"I was only there 18 months and had an up and down time. I got a bit of stick when we played them at home and I was pleased when I scored.

"This is the first time I have ever returned to a former club and I can't wait. I have got a few people coming along to watch so it will be good.

"At the end of the day the three points is what matters the most and that is what we hope to get. I am going out for a bite to eat in Nottingham after the game so I won't wear my club tracksuit.

"It would be nice to get another goal. I have been getting a few texts saying I have lost my shooting boots."