Gills winger enthused by positive display in 1-1 draw with Bristol City at Ashton Gate

Jermaine McGlashan said the Gills players can take a lot of credit for the way they applied themselves during the 1-1 draw against Bristol City on Thursday evening.

The Robins advanced to the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy National Final despite only drawing the second leg (Agg: 5-3), but the winger felt the Gills could leave Ashton Gate with their heads held high.

He said: “The positive to take is that we didn’t lose on the night. I’m probably a bit frustrated on a personal note as I felt I could have got another goal.

“Even in the first half Lofty had a chance aswell - obviously we’ve lost the tie and some of the boys are a little bit down but that’s only natural.

“When they scored they were all over us and we thought it was going to be a long night but when I got the goal back we got a bit of belief and it was technically still 0-0 at the break.

“It just wasn’t to be, we needed that bit of luck and they probably deserved to go to the Final.”

Gillingham are back in league action this Sunday night when they visit Walsall and McGlashan believes it presents a chance to secure some much needed points.

He added: “Walsall is a massive game Sunday and we’ve had back to back wins in the league, I feel we are on a bit of a run and we’re just six points of the playoffs.

“The boys are confident and we are looking forward to it.”