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25 January 2014

Gills boss delighted with the application of his players despite defeat to promotion chasing Brentford

Peter Taylor said he could not have asked for any more from his players despite the disappointment of losing 2-1 to Brentford on Friday night at Griffin Park.

The visitors had gone two behind thanks to goals from former Gills loanee Jonathan Douglas and Marcello Trotta via the penalty spot.

Cody McDonald pulled one back, and only a top save from Bees stopper David Button from a Jack Marriott chance prevented Taylor’s side from taking a point back to Priestfield.

Speaking after the game the Manager said: “We were playing a very good team in Brentford, they are having a cracking season and are unbeaten in 15/16 matches and we have missed a couple of absolute sitters to get back in the game.

“They are certainly going to ask questions of you because they have good possession of the ball and good players so they know how to deal with it.

“You are always going to get asked more questions when you play a team of this ability.

“I will take a lot of confidence from it; of course I’m really disappointed that we have got nothing out of the game.

“I still look at the way we are progressing, we still have a lot to do but I think we are getting better.

“Overall on the 90 minutes I am delighted with the effort, delighted with the organisation but just disappointed that we didn’t score a couple more goals.

“When it was 0-0 I still thought we could go in front but the main thing that I said to the players afterwards was that I was very proud of their performance, I thought they really did believe they would get back in it and everyone tried to do something about it to make sure the team improved so I can’t ask for any more than that.

“I said to the players we will talk about the positive things tonight [Friday] and the negative things on Monday but I do think there were too many times when they were through and it wasn’t good defending and people have got to make better decisions on that.

“Those are the little things we will talk about and get better at.

“It is a defeat so the cup of tea will not taste as well in the morning as it would have done but I will look at the performance.

"As long as players put in everything they can and try to affect the performance then I can’t grumble.

“We didn’t fear them, I can’t ask any more from the performance as I think they did well.”

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