Manager delivers his reaction as Gills close gap on league leaders Coventry
Justin Edinburgh said he was pleased to have maintained the club’s unbeaten home record following Tuesday night’s 2-0 win over Rochdale.
Goals from Bradley Dack and Deji Oshilaja sealed maximum points for the hosts to remain second in Sky Bet League One, but having conceded four goals against Coventry on Saturday the Manager was pleased with his defence.
He said: “They are all important wins and it was nice to continue our fantastic home run and record and the pleasing thing, on reflection, is keeping a clean sheet.
“The crowd have brought into what we are trying to do, they are behind their team and that’s a real positive.
“It’s a young group who have found real comforts playing at home, they are proud of the record and have a great desire not to get beat here. That’s no different away from home but perhaps haven’t been able to replicate the same form.”
Dack was voted `Man of the Match` following a fine display in midfield and Justin hopes there is more to come.
He said: “He is a talented player who has hit double figures now and we are not even halfway through the season, that speaks volumes and the first goal was as good as you will see at this level.
“It was a great touch from Dominic and a great finish from Dacky but those are the areas we have been working on to try and get him in there.
“He’s mature for his age and we just want to make sure he continues that form.”
Shrewsbury provide the opposition at Greenhous Meadow this weekend and Edinburgh is keen to get a result on the road.
He added: “They will be buoyed by an excellent away victory against Sheffield United. It will be a tough encounter and if we are going to get anything we need to be resolute and compact as we were on Tuesday night.
“Our last two away games, having looked at them, were against Coventry and Walsall who are two of the top teams sides in the division.
“Prior to that we beat Chesterfield and Crewe and if we play to our potential then we can win anywhere.”