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2 February 2015

Bradley Dack looking for more goals after his second half strike helps guide the Gills to a hard earned draw against Walsall

Bradley Dack says the players were happy to take a point away from Walsall but felt a second half penalty could have swung the game in Gillingham’s favour.

The midfielder netted his sixth goal of the season on 69 minutes to give the visitors the advantage, with Cody McDonald denied a spot kick soon after before sub Ashley Grimes netted an equaliser which saw the match finish 1-1.

Dack praised the efforts of the players to go in level at half time before nearly taking maximum points from Banks's Stadium.

He said: “We’ll take the point from that game; we had a tough start and didn’t have the best of first halves.

“We had to regroup at half time and did well to go in at 0-0. We did well to get a point but when you go 1-0 up you need to look to close the game out but it wasn’t to be.

“We are trying to learn from our mistakes and it shows how far we have come under the caretaker management, we’ll go home with a point happy.

“There is a good atmosphere in the camp; we are all enjoying playing under the staff.”

Bradley talked the media through his goal, making a late run to beat the offside trap.

He added: “Daz [Darren Hare] said to me before the game that he felt I was going to score, it was a bit lucky to be fair. The ball was played for John and Cody but they were both offside so I just made a late run and put it between the keeper’s legs.

“Sometimes it’s easier when you don’t have as much time to think about things, I don’t think I even had a touch – it just rolled into my path nicely. I saw John and Cody across the box but I thought it might get cut out and I put it in the only place I could have put it.

“The goal scoring is going well, I would like to get into double figures and I’m four away so I’ll hopefully get those before the end of the season.”

For the thoughts of Darren Hare, click here.

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