Peter Taylor happy with work ethic at London Road despite 2-0 defeat to Peterborough on Tuesday eveningPeter Taylor said he had no complaints regarding the way his side performed in the 2-0 defeat to Peterborough on Tuesday evening.
A goal either side of half time from Britt Assombalonga and Tommy Rowe sealed all three points for the home team, with Gills having to bring on Charlie Lee at centre-back with Ryan Inniss going off injured after just 15 minutes.
Despite a third loss in four outings, Peter said he couldn’t fault his players and believes they will get the points required to remain in Sky Bet League One.
He said: “If we just had a bit more belief in passing the ball, then we might have asked a few more questions of Peterborough.
“But there were times where they had the ball, lots of the ball because they are a good team, we then win it and then we have no patience and go too long too early and we lose the ball again and defend too much.
"So they are the little things we have got to improve on but Peterborough are a good team.
“It was a very disappointing goal to give away in the first half because we actually had the ball in our left back position and lost it, not by our left back but we lost it, then they go and score a goal.
“In the end you have then got to stick together and fight like mad and I think we done that. A wonder goal gets them the second and then we lose a bit of discipline, where they then get the penalty, but I can’t complain about the way the boys kept at it and kept working, no complaints whatsoever.”
Ryan Inniss was taken off after 15 minutes with a hamstring problem, meaning Charlie Lee had to play the majority of the game at centre-back with Leon Legge injured and Callum Davies on loan at Dover.
However it is something the team had prepared for as Peter explained:
“He was my only other centre half available and Ryan has had a little bit of a shoulder injury and now it looks like his hamstring’s not right again, so exactly the same problem as before.
“He [Charlie] started as a centre back and thankfully we did some work on it last week, with him in there alongside Adam so it wasn’t new to anybody.
“We were prepared for it, and I thought he done okay. I just don’t need anyone else to get injured.”
Watch Peter’s interview following the Peterborough match here.