Gills boss looks ahead to weekend fixture
Peter Taylor says he is learning more about his playing squad with every training session.
Notts County 2-1 on Tuesday evening.Taylor has only been in the job for just over a week since returning as Interim Manager, but has already got his first win after seeing the side defeat
He is now focussed on the trip to Port Vale, but admitted it was nice to claim all three points earlier in the week.
He said: “We needed a win, not that they have been down or anything like that, I quoted that they needed it because it wasn’t because they were feeling sorry for themselves, but because of the change here it would just of been nice to get a win and get on with it and that’s what they did on Tuesday night.
“There is a lot of desire which is the most important thing and they are desperate to do well. As a group of players we’ve got to be as hard to play against as possible.
“We know we’re not the best team in League One so we have to make up for certain things with spirit, legs and yards and I’m sure we will do that.
“We trained very well today, it was nice weather and they have been very positive as they have been every session.
“You always get to know people the more you see them and sometimes you make a judgment too early and you’re wrong so it was good to have another session.
“It will be even better next week when we have a free week – the attitude of the players has been very good and they seem to be keen to talk about certain things that will help their game and help the team which is good news for us.”
Both clubs go in to the match having won their previous fixtures, and having seen Vale defeat Crawley 3-0 at Broadfield Stadium, Taylor is well aware of the threat the Staffordshire side will pose.
He added: “We try to look at teams as close to our match as possible. We saw them play against Crawley and they had an outstanding 3-0 win and Micky left out a couple of senior attackers and put in a couple of younger ones so it will be interesting what team Mick plays.
“One thing is for sure, when you play against a Micky Adams team, they are going to be organised in every way and it will be a tough match.
“I’ve heard Mick say at times that at homes sometimes they look a bit nervous, he said that a couple of years ago but it’s on the day.
“Hopefully we start well but you just never know until the Saturday.
“It will be nice to see him again, he has done very well. I will probably beat him in a sprint because he’s just had his hip done so I’ll offer him a tenner on that one!"
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