On loan defender believes Gills will improve as season progresses

Gills full back Michael Harriman believes it is just a matter of time before the team seal their first win of the league season.

The QPR loanee, who signed on loan for the remainder of the campaign earlier in the week, played all 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw against the Robins and felt the club deserved at least a point from what was a tough encounter at MEMS Priestfield Stadium.

He said: “I thought we started the game really well, we began on the front foot and we got what we deserved with the goal.

“Bristol City started to get on top of us so we had to dig in and held on for a good point.

“We need to work on keeping the ball when we do get it but when you’re chasing teams in that weather it does start to wear you down.

“We are slowly getting points on the board and we can only get better – three games unbeaten and the first win will come.

“We just need to keep doing what we are doing, we are competing every week and we’re doing the right things.”

With Harriman having confirmed his stay beyond the initial month, he said playing regular football was a massive factor in his decision to stay put.

He added: “I’m enjoying every minute of it so it was a no brainer for me to stay on. The boys have been fantastic since the moment I got here and I’m enjoying my time.

“For me I just want to play Football so for the first month I just wanted to play as well as I can so I get that opportunity to stay, which is what I wanted to do from the moment I got here.

“Thankfully that happened and I’m here for the season now, I will work hard in every game and hopefully start getting some decent results.

“I have felt at home straight away and that makes it easier. If you’re away from the group it might affect your performance but they’ve been fantastic from day one and that makes you enjoy your football and you feel more relaxed.

“At this age you need first team football and you need as much experience as you can get in the leagues.

"Sitting around and just training every week and not playing on a match day doesn’t help you out so I wanted to get some games.

“I have come at a good time, my aim is to get better and see where we go from there.”

Michael will not feature for the Gills next weekend at Crawley due to his call up to the Republic of Ireland U21 side, but is likely to be involved against Leyton Orient in the JPT on Tuesday night.

He said: “It’s nice to be called up on the international side. My main focus though is Gillingham in the league, there’s a long season to go.

“I won’t be here next Saturday because of that but that’s next week, my next focus is Tuesday against Leyton Orient in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. If I play it’s just a normal day at the office.

“You have to treat it like any other game, we’re going to try and win.

“They’re on fire and winning games but we won’t let them come here and walk all over us. We will put up a good fight and stop the winning run they have had.

“We’ve had a tough run in the first few games and we’ve played teams who are expected to be up there.

“We will do what we do every day in training; we are not worried because eventually we will get it. You just keep going; the boys have been fantastic in the last few weeks.

 “He [Martin Allen] wants me to play my normal game, that’s getting forward and defending. That’s what I’ve been taught to do over the last few years and he doesn’t want me to change that.”

Watch Michael's post match press conference by clicking here.