John Egan delivers his reaction to the 0-0 draw against Walsall at Priestfield

Gills defender John Egan believes the team are getting better as a unit defensively following the 0-0 draw with Walsall on Saturday.

Peter Taylor’s side have conceded just three times in their last seven outings, and their unbeaten start at home in the league was extended to five matches after a hard earned point.

The Republic of Ireland U21 international said he felt the win was within their grasp but said it was important to maintain a good start at Priestfield.

He said: “As a team we did OK, I suppose it’s two points dropped really but it’s always good to keep it tight at the back and keep a clean sheet.

“Some people may not be happy but it’s a decent result, Walsall are a good side and did well last season.

“Defensively it was great, we defended from the front and they found it hard to get through the midfield and I felt as a unit we did well.”

Egan said his partnership with Kortney Hause is forever getting better, and says their age isn’t a factor to them when stepping on the pitch.

He said: “The two of us get on well both on the pitch and off it – he knows my game and I know his game so we know each other’s strengths and we’re always talking to each other so hopefully we can get better and better together.

“Age goes out of the window when you step onto the pitch; you play to win and if you’re good enough you’re old enough.”