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TAYLOR: I'M DELIGHTED WITH ALL THE BOYS

28 November 2013

Peter happy with squad effort following victory over Stevenage

Peter Taylor praised recent signings Donervon Daniels and Craig Fagan for the impact they had on the 3-2 win over Stevenage on Tuesday evening.

Danny Kedwell and John Mousinho were also on target in the second half as Gills came from behind to seal all three points.

Speaking after the game Peter said: “We’ve now picked up 12 points since I have been here and I’m very happy with that. Twelve points in seven matches isn’t a bad return for a team that isn’t right at the minute.

“I’m delighted with all of the boys’ attitudes but sometimes in certain matches we haven’t done quite as well as we did in the second half on Tuesday.

“We now have to learn from that – the ones that played Saturday need to think about how they played Saturday and the ones that played Tuesday need to think about why their performance was better.

“I’ve always looked for two points a game, if you do that you have a chance.”

After being asked about certain individual performances, Peter started by praising centre-back Daniels who signed on loan from West Brom on Monday.

He added: “He’s still learning his game, you would have seen he had some good headers but also some ones that he mis-timed. If he was the finished article then West Brom wouldn’t be letting him out.

“They want him to go and learn in the results business when a game is very important. I had three days training with him when I was the U20’s boss with the FA and what I liked about him was that he wasn’t quiet.

“He was nice and noisy, he wanted to organise the defenders. He was, to me, a good player to have around the place – he is a confident boy and I want him to do that.

“I didn’t bring him here for the goal scoring but I’m very happy to accept that. He should be pleased with his Gillingham debut.”

As for Fagan, Peter said: “I thought his ball for Donervon’s goal was different class and he’s a clever player. The club had Deon Burton here last year and he’s very much like him.

“You can rely on him to use his experiences, get in to the right areas and score goals. I was surprised he was without a club but that’s what happens and that’s the seriousness of our business.

“Every May or June there are lots of players available – he has done terrific here and deserves his short term contract, I’m pleased for him.”

You can watch Peter’s post match interview by clicking here.


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