Gills manager Justin Edinburgh spoke to the press following his side’s 4-0 defeat to Bolton Wanderers in Sky Bet League One on Monday.

Gillingham manager Justin Edinburgh said that his team will learn from the 4-0 defeat at Bolton on Monday night. 

Two goals either side of half-time secured the three points for Wanderers, and Edinburgh believes the home side were worthy of the victory.  

Edinburgh on… Bolton: “We came up against Championship players tonight. Sometimes you can scrutinise and analyse your own players, and we will always look and think we can do better, but tonight they were too much. They were a quality physical side and we couldn’t cope or deal with it. 

“Max [Ehmer]and Baily [Cargill] are fully aware that they’ve been in a match tonight. They have been excellent of late for us, but they will learn from that [tonight’s match].”

Edinburgh on… his team’s performance: [I have] no complaints. I’m not going to stand here and say anything other than I think the players gave their all, in terms of running and working hard, but decisions on the ball at times were not where that have been in [in the past few matches]. There was some good movement and good play, but we have been well and truly punished tonight. 

“They [Bolton] are where they are for a reason. They’re a good side and they were worthy of the victory. The gulf in quality and class was there for all to see tonight.”

Edinburgh on…the gap between games: “We probably wouldn’t have wanted a two-week break after winning three of our last four matches but it is what it is, we knew about it, and we dealt with it, so no excuses from myself.”

Edinburgh on…the result: “The scoreline is disappointing. We had a go second-half and if we had scored a goal it may have been a better contest, but unfortunately the goals in the second-half came from our possession and wrong decisions - they capitalised and hurt us. 

“The spirit and endeavour was there, but not enough quality.  We weren’t able to break down a back-line that are good at keeping clean sheets here [at the Macron Stadium]. They’re a tough side to beat at home.”