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25 October 2014

Club News


25 October 2014

Peter Taylor delivers his reaction to the 1-1 draw with Crawley Town at Priestfield Stadium

Peter Taylor said his side improved as the game progressed against Crawley Town and with a bit of luck could have won the match.

Gillingham had to settle for a 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon at Priestfield with Leon Legge’s header just before half time cancelling out Gwoin Edwards’ opener on 29 minutes, and the Manager was pleased with how the team improved.

He said: "We didn't start very well but we got better, not maybe enough to win the match but I thought we created some good chances and with a bit of luck we might have nicked it.

“Any team in this division is a hard match so it doesn’t mean it’s an automatic win.

“We had a very good hour on Tuesday and didn’t do so well in the last half an hour. Today not so good in the first half an hour and I thought we were a bit too easy to play against but we got better during the game.”

Michael Doughty made his debut after signing on a one month loan deal from QPR on Friday morning, and Peter was pleased with the midfielder’s contribution.

He said: “I thought he did very well and he showed what a good footballer he is. He showed he can see a pass; unfortunately he got cramp and had to come off.

“He can play in a couple of positions, he started as a left back as a young boy at Chelsea – I saw him a lot of times at Stevenage last year and I’ve always liked him.

“It was a case of speaking to agents to find out what type of players could be available. I spoke to Michael’s agent and as soon as he said his name I was very interested and I then went to QPR to talk about it.

“He’s a young boy looking to push on and is a very serious professional, he would see it as a great opportunity to go and play some Football.”

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