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TAYLOR: A DRAW WAS FAIR RESULT

17 March 2014

Peter Taylor adamant his side were worthy of a point after 1-1 draw at Bradford

Peter Taylor said he felt the 1-1 draw against Bradford was a fair result after a resurgent performance from his Gills side in the second half at Valley Parade.


The Manager conceded that Bradford were the better team in the first period, but two substitutions at half time seemed to have the desired effect, resulting in Cody McDonald leveling the match up after 56 minutes with a clinical finish.


Gills held on to take a point back to Priestfield, and Peter thought it was thoroughly deserved.


Speaking after the game he said: “I did say at half time I felt more of them could have had two touch. I thought they were better than us to start with and maybe we got a touch nervous.


“I said at half time I needed a few more players to have two touches and also know they can by other players letting them know there is no one near them.


“Thankfully for us we never let them get a second and we got ourselves back in it and kept the crowd quiet. I think it’s a fair result.”


Steven Gregory was left out of the squad due to illness just hours before kick-off, and Peter admitted he was a definite starter if he had been fit.


He said: “Yes he was, I didn’t know until half past ten. I hadn’t named the team; you will ask me what I was going to do but I won’t tell you.


“If all of a sudden it happened to a wide player then you probably have someone else in the squad.


"When you have a holding midfield player, the only other option we had was Callum Davies, I know he can do that but I’ve never seen him do 90 minutes.


“In the end we did what we did.”


The gap to the bottom four remains at eight points, and Peter said if the team can continue to take points from every game then the Gills will be safe.


He added: “If that can remain at eight points and we keep knocking off the fixtures then we are over the moon.


“We still have a lot to do but we now only have nine matches so we are helping ourselves.


“If we can get anything out of any game that we play from now until the end of the season we are OK.”


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