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24 March 2015

Gills boss looks ahead to Crawley Town fixture on Saturday

  • Gills boss expecting difficult game at Crawley
  • Justin pleased to see Doug Loft score first league goal
  • Performances of Amari'i Bell and Glenn Morris please gaffer

Justin Edinburgh says Crawley will not provide easy opposition on Saturday as the Red Devils look to clamber away from the relegation places in Sky Bet League One.

Crawley have won their last three matches to move out of the bottom four, and with Colchester having also tested Gills resilience, the Manager knows what to expect.

Speaking to Gills Player he said: “There are eight cup finals for everyone really. It was for Colchester, they needed to win games to secure their safety and it will be the same against Crawley.

“They’ve had three fantastic results in a week but we’ve been good on the road and it’s a game which we will go into, give a good account of ourselves and look to record another good performance and try to pick up points.

“We know it will be difficult but they all are between now and the end of the season.”

Edinburgh says home form has been disappointing of late but was pleased with Doug Loft’s late goal on Saturday which clinched the hosts a deserved point against the U's.

He added: “Our last three games here with the two draws and a defeat haven’t quite been good enough and we know that. We want to be winning our home games and they are disappointing results.

“I didn’t think it was a fluid performance but it showed grit, determination and desire to go right until the end and that’s a good trait.

“It felt very satisfying but I think it would have been unjust if we hadn’t come away with anything.

“I was delighted for Lofty to get the equalising goal.”

Glenn Morris started between the sticks and the Manager was pleased with his display.

He added: “I thought Glenn looked positive, he had no chance with the goals. His starting position was good as was his distribution.

“I didn’t know it was his league debut [from the start] but he’s been patient and I thought he deserved his chance.”

Amari’I Bell was the club’s second debutant on the day and he too received praise from the Gills boss:

“I thought he did well,” Justin added. “He settled in and was very comfortable in the first half. There is more to come from him there is no doubt – it was a decent debut.”

For the full interview, log on to the Gills Player.

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