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GAFFER: WE NEED TO DO BETTER

3 April 2015

Gills boss reflects on Good Friday defeat to Fleetwood

Justin Edinburgh said it was frustrating to see his side fall short at home again following a 1-0 defeat to Fleetwood at MEMS Priestfield Stadium on Good Friday.

Gareth Evans struck inside the first 20 minutes to give Fleetwood the lead, and despite enjoying more of the ball following the break, Gills couldn’t find a way past Chris Maxwell.

Gillingham haven’t won at home since February 14 and Justin was disappointed considering the attendance of nearly 8,000.

He said: "Again, disappointing at home - there wasn't a lot in the game but we haven't managed to break a team down.

"We had enough possession but we didn't really have that cutting edge or self-belief in the final third.

"We huffed and puffed but we just came up short which is frustrating because in front of a big crowd it was set up for us but we just haven't been able to deliver again.

"Falling behind to the goal we did it’s always an uphill task and that's how it’s been here over the last three or four games.

"We've gone behind in all four, in two of them we've got ourselves back into it but we've got to be taking initiative and making more of the possession and opportunities.”

A playoff place for the Gills now seems highly unlikely, but Justin wants his players to finish the season well at home after a disappointing run.

He added: "It was always going to be a tall order to make the playoffs but we're going to look back over these last four games thinking we haven't taken enough points.

“People remember how you finish; the fans are coming in numbers and they deserve better – it’s as simple as that.

“In the last four games results haven’t been good enough at home and we need to do better, we’ve got a few more home games and we need to finish strongly.

“We are going to make sure that turns around, it’s back to the training ground to put it right.”


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