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TAYLOR: I'M DELIGHTED FOR PLAYERS

12 March 2014

Gills Manager thrilled with back to back home victories but wants defence to be tougher to break down

Peter Taylor said he was delighted to secure back to back home wins against Coventry on Tuesday night, but has challenged his players to be more solid in defence.


Bayo Akinfenwa bagged two goals via the penalty spot with Myles Weston adding a third.


Jake Hessenthaler then scored his first ever goal for the club with a spectacular effort from all of 40 yards to secure the points in a 4-2 victory.


Although the Manager was pleased to get the win he also felt his players made it too easy for ten man Coventry to stay in the match.


Speaking after the game he said: “Well it’s lovely to get maximum points out of the last two home matches and I’m delighted for the players.


“Of course it was exciting with lots of goals but as strange as it may sound I didn’t like us tonight – we were sloppy in our defending.


“Don’t get me wrong, Coventry have got some excellent players and you will really get asked a question when they get the ball because they do pass it exceptionally well and if you haven’t got good shape you will get tested and we certainly did.


“I just thought we were a bit sloppy at times and it could have been 4-4 easy.


“We just made silly mistakes, the spirit of the players is fantastic and I can’t fault that but I don’t want them to get too soft.


“I want them to think about winning matches and being more solid. We allowed them to get back in to it; we made it a bit easy at times for them to play.”


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