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TAYLOR DELIVERS FLEETWOOD REACTION

1 November 2014

Peter Taylor talks to the media following the 1-0 defeat to Fleetwood at Highbury Stadium

Peter Taylor said he couldn’t fault the work rate of his players in the 1-0 defeat to Fleetwood, but described conceding the winning goal so early as `frustrating.`

Tom Hitchcock found the net inside three minutes to give the hosts the advantage, and although Gills battled back valiantly and had opportunities to clinch at least a point, the visitors ultimately left empty handed.

After the game Peter said: “I thought the first half was decent, the goal we gave away was a poor goal and two people should have done better.

“It was frustrating because it was a bad goal and it puts them on the front foot but I thought we recovered it quite well and I honestly felt as though we were going to score and I think if we had scored it would have given us a boost.

“The final bit of the end product was just missing, we played some good Football in the first half and if we had been a little bit cleverer with a bit more quality in the final third we would have scored a goal.

“For some of our open play in the first half I think we deserved a goal, we didn’t deserve to be coming in losing 1-0.

“In the second half maybe I thought people tried a little bit too hard in trying to get the fantastic ball where a simple ball may have been a better option, but sometimes that happens when it’s not going as well as you want.

“We need to play like we did in the first half and then finish it off with a goal, it’s an easy thing to say and it’s probably more of a difficult thing to carry out but it’s all we can do.

“We are on a very poor run but all we can do is fight like mad and work extremely hard to get a result.

“I’m not complaining about the players’ work rate because they are working as hard as they possibly can but at the minute we are not good enough to get a win and that’s what we’ve got to do – we’ve got to be good enough to earn the right.”


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