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12 December 2015

Gills Manager rues game management as club’s unbeaten record at Priestfield comes to an end.

Justin Edinburgh felt his side battled hard against Burton Albion but failed to manage both conditions and possession in order to get a better result versus the table toppers.

“Character, togetherness and grit were there in abundance but when we look at the score line, it was not a reflection of the game.”

“In terms of effort and commitment the players cannot be questioned but I don’t think we got to grip with the conditions and probably tried to over play in the wrong areas today.”

Fleetwood Town's 1-0 win on Good Friday was the last time the Gills lost a home league game, a record that Edinburgh admitted to being proud of.

“We were desperate for it not to go,” he added. “To go from April until now, it's a shame not to take it into the New Year."

“It's done, we've got to respond. We've always been able to do that.”

The manager also felt Loft's two bookings were justified, even if play leading up to the second did not go in the Gills' favour.

He said: “Both bookings are correct. I think it was a free-kick for us leading to the decision [for the second], but it wasn't given.

“Doug's got to do better; we play to the whistle, he didn't do that, gave away a stupid foul and made the decision easy for the referee.”

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