Peter Taylor reveals he and the players will learn a lot following the 2-0 defeat to Ipswich at Priestfield

  • Gills Manager says players will get a lot out of the game
  • Taylor reveals no new injury concerns
  • Josh Pritchard won't be fully fit until MK Dons fixture


Gills Manager Peter Taylor says his players will learn a lot from the 2-0 defeat to Ipswich Town at MEMS Priestfield Stadium on Saturday.

A second minute goal from Alex Henshall was added to in the second half by substitute Luke Hyam to inflict Gills first defeat of pre-season.

Following the game Taylor said he and the players can learn lessons from the fixture.

He said: “I learned more out of that than all of the other previous friendlies because we were tested a lot more. We had a poor season last year because we kept giving goals away, especially early on in games and the first was definitely preventable.

“We had two players going for one ball, one player shouted and shouldn’t have done because he didn’t get it – the cross came in and we should have dealt with it.

“To be fair to Ipswich they closed down very well and stopped us playing out.

“We got a little bit better but we made more bad decisions than good ones. We will get a lot out of the game, no doubt about that.”

Joe Martin and Josh Pritchard were both missing for the game, but the injuries aren’t serious as Peter explained.

He said: “Joe Martin has a swollen ankle; he played against Dartford and it came up so we are just being extra safe – he probably won’t be fit now until Ebbsfleet.

“Josh might be fit for MK Dons but his chances of being selected on that are probably low.

“Fishy has got a slight whack but apart from that there are no further injuries so that’s the most important thing.”