Manager pleased with team patience as Gills climb to third in League OneJustin Edinburgh said it was good to get back to winning ways on the road following Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Chesterfield at the Proact Stadium.
The Gills came away with all three points thanks to goals from John Egan, Rory Donnelly and Harry Lennon and the Manager said his players were very much up to the challenge.
Speaking after the game he said: “Before the game we said that we needed to try and correct our away form, we had started the season well with a win at Bradford but since then we haven’t played well enough to perhaps gain victories but we got one today.
“We had to be patient, we had to concede possession which we were happy to do at times but we did the hard part well. We worked tirelessly and were prepared to go that little bit extra for one another.
“I think in a game that was quite open there wasn’t as many chances as you would have thought.
"But when they came our way we dispatched them very well, maybe we took the lead against the run of play but once that goal did come I thought we settled and looked really positive.
“Conceding the goal when we did gave them a lift, we adjusted one or two things at half time and then we looked more solid and scored two more goals.”
Edinburgh changed the shape at half time with Aaron Morris replacing Max Ehmer and he explained his thinking behind the alteration before praising Rory Donnelly who found the net with a superb header.
He added: “We felt they were getting down the sides, certainly down the right so we went to a back four and put Aaron Morris at right back and we looked more solid so I’m pleased with the outcome of that.
“Rory is in a rich vein of form and I thought he was excellent today, not just with his finishing but his unselfish running.
"When he got his chance he is so confident at the minute, it was a great header and that’s what we’ve come to expect from him.”