Gills boss reflects on the 2-2 draw with Preston at Deepdale

Justin Edinburgh credited his players for a fantastic second half performance which saw the Gills come from 2-0 down to earn a 2-2 draw against Preston at Deepdale on Tuesday evening.

Jermaine Beckford and Callum Robinson had seemingly given the hosts a comfortable advantage at the break, but Jermaine McGlashan pulled one back before Leon Legge headed home in second half stoppage time to earn a point.

The Gills boss was understandably delighted with the nature of the comeback and after the match he said:

“It’s fantastic to come back from two goals behind against a very good Preston side and it took all we had to get a point.

“I thought for as much possession as they had there were a lot of long range shots and there wasn’t too much to concern us.

“We are disappointed with the first goal as its come from a goal kick – we are up against good players with quality and they punished us.

“To concede that second goal as late as we did in first half stoppage time it was a big blow but credit to the payers as they dug deep, found that resilience and character to get back into the game.

“I felt we needed a bit more belief in possession of the ball, at times we perhaps underestimate ourselves with how good we can be.

“Glenn made a really good save at 2-1 and from there on in I felt we grew in stature.

“They went right until the end and got that late equaliser which was a fantastic goal.”