Bradley Dack says securing all three points against Tranmere is huge for the club as Gills look to avoid relegation scrap

Bradley Dack said it was a great feeling to get on the score sheet for the second home game in succession after scoring the opening goal in the 2-0 win over Tranmere on Good Friday.

Gills scored twice in the last 12 minutes at MEMS Priestfield Stadium to secure a potentially crucial three points, and after the game Bradley was delighted to see the team bounce back following last weekend’s disappointing 5-1 defeat to Leyton Orient.

Speaking after the game he said: “It was a massive three points today; in the first half we had a lot of chances and could have been three or four nil up but we kept going and we were strong at the back.

“It was a big game but as professionals these are the games you look forward to and want to be part of and at the start of the game the adrenaline takes over and the nerves go out the window.”

Dack followed up his fantastic goal against Rotherham with another effort against Tranmere, and he said his celebration showed it was difficult to contain the adrenaline going through him at the time.

He said: “It was just an instinct really; I saw the ball played down the left and I thought I’d make a run to the back post and then Joe hung it up and it came nicely over Cody’s head and I caught it sweetly.

“I think their centre half tried to block it on the line but he just put it in the top corner.

“It’s an indescribable feeling to score a goal, especially in an atmosphere like that and the fans were great today. The gaffer brought me on and I got my chance.

“I didn’t really know what to do, I got a bit of stick in the changing room but it’s one of those things where adrenaline takes over and I took my shirt off.

"It [the yellow card he received as a result] comes with the celebration and you just take it on the chin.”