Gills Manager delighted with work rate as late Cody McDonald strike earns a point at WalsallPeter Taylor admitted his team would be unfortunate not to remain in Sky Bet League One following the 1-1 draw with Walsall at Banks’s Stadium on Easter Monday.
An 84th minute goal from Cody McDonald, his only real chance of the game, proved decisive as the Gills clinched a crucial point which takes their tally to 52 after 44 matches.
The Gills boss was delighted with the result and said McDonald’s goal typified the type of player he is.
Speaking after the game he said: “I think we would have to be extremely unlucky for us to go down now but we will keep working at it – we showed good attitude on Monday and we will show good attitude at Preston on Saturday.
“I’m delighted to get a very good away point against a good team, Walsall play some terrific Football but I just thought we kept going.
“First half we didn’t show enough confidence on the ball and we gave it away too cheaply and then we had to defend too much, but in the second half I thought we tried to get hold of it a bit more.
“Of course goals change everything, it was a fantastic goal from Cody – a great little partnership with Bayo and we are well pleased.
“He took it excellently, I don’t think Cody was having a particularly great afternoon but what goal scorers do is get you a goal whether they are playing well or not.
“I don’t think he was playing as well as he could have done, or has done, but you know if he gets half a chance he puts it in and that’s as good a finish I have seen him make.
“He didn’t mess around, he was very positive.
“He took it really early and with his left foot, nice and confident and he has scored some very important goals for us this year.”