Peter Taylor says despite losing to Rotherham there are still plenty of positives to take

Peter Taylor says he can take a number of positives from Saturday’s game against Rotherham, despite losing the match 4-3.

Bayo Akinfenwa scored from a set piece while Myles Weston and Bradley Dack scored clinical individual goals, but a hat-trick from sub Tom Hitchcock did the damage for the visitors as the Millers took victory.

Speaking after the game Taylor said: “We can take heart in lots of spells of the game - it was a bad start from us, we didn’t win the ball and they got through us too easily.

“But credit to the players after that because in the end we got better and we certainly did better at the end of the first half.

“We hung in there, the first time we started passing the ball properly was when Michael Harriman played the ball to Elliot and Elliot to Cody and all of a sudden we started to get the moves together.

“So then they started getting a bit of belief, but I’d like to see a bit more of that belief at three o’clock.

“You have got to make people earn whatever they get.

“To get as many goals as that you know it’s good viewing, but of course for us to get nothing out of it it’s very frustrating.

“The main thing to me that’s disappointing is the last 20 minutes when they were just knocking balls forward and causing us too many problems, but apart from that and the start we can take a lot of heart from the performance."

Gills fell behind after just 13 seconds when Kieran Agard took advantage of a low cross, but Taylor was proud with the way his players responded.

He added: “If you’re going to go a goal down you might as well go a goal down that early.

"You know at least then you have enough time to get it back, but I think full credit to the players because the way Rotherham started it could have been two or three and then the game would have been out of sight.

“This is such a tough league that you know you’re going to get tested every time you play in it so you can’t just do one of the things right, you have to be half decent at attacking and you’ve got to be half decent at defending.”