Justin Edinburgh delivers an exclusive interview to the club website ahead of the game against Swindon at the County GroundJustin Edinburgh says he is looking for a reaction from his Gillingham players when they travel to Swindon Town tomorrow evening (745).
The Gills were defeated 1-0 by Barnsley on Saturday afternoon at Priestfield and the Manager felt a point each would have been a more deserving reward.
Speaking to the club’s official website he said: “After reviewing the DVD [against Barnsley] again I still believe we didn’t perhaps do enough to win the game but I didn’t think we deserved to lose it.
“We didn’t particularly play well in possession of the ball and the conditions didn’t help.
“We need to make sure we don’t lose those games but the young players will learn from that and their game management will get better as time goes on.
“I think Barnsley had come for the draw and they weren’t posing any threats to us but a mistake or lapse in concentration was going to cost us the game and I felt it did.”
Swindon are currently fourth in Sky Bet League One and Justin is looking for a positive performance as the Gills look to remain in the hunt for a playoff position.
He added: “As a player you don’t want to dwell on it for too long and you want to get another game in your system and as a Manager you’re looking for a reaction.
“Obviously it’s a difficult place to go but a very good game to play in. The pitch will be good and hopefully the wind will have died down and we go there with confidence.
“You can’t always guarantee results but we’ll looking for a positive performance.
“Starts are always important; Swindon had a good start to the season and have found a style of play that suits their players and they’ve got good players in that group.
“They’ve had a bad run of late and it’s time for us to see if we can go and capitalise on that. They have found continuity and have regularly had the same selection of players and that always helps a Manager and team to find consistency and a good level of performance.”
Finally the Manager touched on the hamstring injury to Bradley Garmston who hobbled off during Saturday’s game, and he could be unavailable for the next couple of matches.
He said: “Early indications don’t look good, he was starting to accomplish himself in the side and that was another disappointment to come out of the game.
“Amine Linganzi picked up a slight groin injury in training too but other than that we are good to go.”