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20 August 2016

Gills manager Justin Edinburgh spoke to the press after his side’s 5-0 defeat to Scunthorpe at Glanford Park; their first loss of the EFL season.

Edinburgh on…the goals: “For long periods of the game we were comfortable, but if you concede goals in the manner we did, then it tends to suck the life out of you, and that’s what happened.

“All of the goals were avoidable. There’s two errors from Stuart [Nelson], a free header where Emmanuel [Osadebe] has let his runner off him and the penalty was avoidable.

“Everything was avoidable. It wasn’t through any good play, but through poor decision-making and individual errors, and when that happens that amount in any one game…”

Edinburgh on…Stuart Nelson: “For many a game last year Stuart was outstanding for us.

“Stuart hasn’t done [before] that in his career, that’s not what he’s about. This is why he is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in this league and why a lot of clubs were chasing him in the summer.”

Edinburgh on…individual errors: “People have lapses in form. We have to work away and work hard to get them out of that. 

“Its a bad result, but the players went until the end, they tried and gave everything they have got. Everything today was more than avoidable. 

“We came out for second half and we had a bit of life. The fourth goal goes in and it takes everything out of you. 

“I can’t say that I’m happy, because we have lost 5-0. No manager can stand there and say that he’s happy, but I back the team. That won’t happen again.”

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