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GAFFER: I'M IMMENSELY PROUD

14 February 2015

Justin Edinburgh heaps praise on his Gillingham side after an impressive win over MK Dons

Justin Edinburgh admitted he was a very proud man after seeing his Gillingham side defeat promotion chasing MK Dons 4-2 at Priestfield on Saturday.

The club’s new Manager recorded his second win in as many games following Tuesday’s win at Peterborough, and he praised his players after another top draw display.

He said: “I’m extremely and immensely proud, I thought [to win] against a fantastic MK Dons side who have been in the top positions all season was a fantastic result and certainly a very good performance.

“We had to be aggressive in our approach today in terms of our closing down and playing on the front foot. The energy levels of these players is staggering really because they did it from start to finish and never allowed MK Dons to get a foothold in the game or play with any fluency.

“Testament to the players for the way they conducted themselves in the way we had set up to play against MK. We spoke about it yesterday and they certainly delivered that.”

Edinburgh says there are still things he can work on and wants to ensure the players do not get over excited about their current run.

He added: “They don’t need to be asked to work hard, that is probably something I need to channel a little bit because when we did win possession back our transition from winning it back to playing was a little bit hectic and we gave it away unnecessarily at times, but that is something I can work with because if we have that energy and drive in the team we will be OK.

“It was a fantastic advert for League One and I’ve seen the step up in standard in the two games I have taken. There are some good players in this league and we have a few of them ourselves.

“There is a great belief here, a great togetherness and trust with a very good team spirit. We are winning football matches and as a Manager we need to make sure we don’t get carried away with ourselves.

“We need to keep grounded, come in on Monday and work hard and look forward to a tough game at Yeovil next week.”


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