Gills striker confident current performances will results in victories soon

Cody McDonald believes if the Gills play like they did against Coventry on Sunday then results will come their way soon.

McDonald scored against his former club in the first half after Leon Clarke had opened the scoring in the first minute, and despite some determined defending and chances to win the game themselves, Franck Moussa struck on 83 minutes to clinch all three points for the hosts in a 2-1 win.

Speaking after the game Cody said: “The lads are gutted, we worked hard and Coventry are a good team. The Manager has them well drilled – we came here with a game plan and for 83 minutes it worked.

“We just need to keep performing like that and the results will come – I know we keep saying that but it’s got to at some stage.

“To be honest when it went 1-1 I thought it could be 4-4 or 5-4 either way but both teams settled down after a mad first 15 minutes.

“The manager is gutted for us aswell because we have put a good shift in, but it wasn’t to be.

“We need to keep going and stick together; it’s a great bunch in there and we don’t deserve to be down there at the bottom with the way we are playing at the moment.”

McDonald thought he had put the visitors in front after a fantastic effort following a flick on by Danny Kedwell, but after imaginatively putting the ball past Joe Murphy, he saw his effort ruled out for offside.

He added: “I asked the linesman and he said I was offside with the first ball but that’s not the rule is it? That’s Football, I haven’t seen it so I can’t say if it was or wasn’t – it went in but it doesn’t mean anything at the end of the day because it was given offside.

“When you’re down scrapping things don’t go your way but things have to change at some stage and hopefully it will start next weekend. We have to prepare right and things need to start going our way and when they do we’ll start winning games.”

Cody was named in the starting line-up after missing out last weekend’s 3-2 defeat to Crawley due to a late illness, and he said it was good to be back in the team.

He said: “It felt good, I was really disappointed last week after getting back in the team after a couple of weeks out and then getting ill on the day, but I’ve given myself a good chance of starting next week, but I’ll leave that to the Manager.

 “I woke up in the morning with a dodgy stomach and thought I’d be alright but as soon as I had something to eat that was it. It was sods law it was on a match day, if it had been a training day it would have been a bit better, but that’s life.

“The Manager was great with me and understood but he stuck with me this week and hopefully I’ll get back in next week.

“I went on the coach while they warmed up, I managed to watch the game but had no energy whatsoever so it wouldn’t have been fair on the lads if I had gone out there and played because I was only 50% but I had a couple of days off and I feel a lot better now.”

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