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6 November 2014

Gillingham Manager Peter Taylor insists he can turn results around at the club if he is given time to do so

  • Manager understands the concern of the supporters
  • Peter adamant he can turn results around given the time
  • Asks the fans to get behind the players
  • Gillingham have two home league games in the month of November

Peter Taylor says he is incredibly determined to turn results around at the club and is adamant that, in time, he can produce a strong young team.

Speaking to the media on Thursday afternoon the Manager said he understood the concern of the fans but assured them he will do everything he can to produce an upturn in form.

He said: “I do understand the supporters because they want their team to do well and when we played Crewe, Yeovil and Peterborough here I’m sure they were happy with the situation, as we all were, but since then it has been a very poor run, and an unacceptable run.

“I totally understand the feelings and I’m sure the majority of supporters feel that the change at the top will be the answer.

"I hope I get more time; I’m desperate to turn it around, I’m very determined to turn it round and I will use every bit of experience I’ve got to get the best out of players to try and get us a result.

“I am realistic, I know I won’t be the most popular person at the minute but that’s Football life. I’m sure there are other Managers around the country feeling exactly the same.

“I would like to stay here longer, I’ve enjoyed the training pitch, preparing the players and the job, but I haven’t enjoyed the results so I am the same as any supporter would be in that situation.

“I feel the squad of players are good enough, we are not showing it at the moment but we did earlier in the season.

“We’ve had players out for long periods – Doug Loft for instance has only played eight league games for the club when we were hoping he would be the key man in midfield from day one.”

Peter asked the fans to show their support for the squad in the games that lay ahead this month, but said if a decision had to be made regarding his position by the Chairman he would understand.

He said: “If the Chairman was to pick the phone up and say that I’ve had enough time I couldn’t complain because one win in 12 isn’t good enough.

“I would ask any of the fans to come here and help the players. I know there will be a few things said in frustration on the day but I want the players to earn their support.”

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