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EDINBURGH: WE'LL TURN THINGS ROUND

1 March 2016

Justin Edinburgh believes there were positives in the Gills' 2-1 defeat to Fleetwood Town

Gillingham manager Justin Edinburgh is confident that his side will quickly overcome their current run of three-consecutive defeats, the latest of which came at Fleetwood Town on Tuesday evening.


Luke Norris's fifth of the season wasn't enough for the Gills at Highbury, as Town's two goals in the opening nine minutes proved decisive in the final result.


It was the Gills's third 2-1 defeat in 10 days, but Edinburgh is not getting concerned about this spell of form.


“We're having a [bad] run, which we knew we'd have at some point in the season,” he said. “We knew we'd have a few bumps along the way, but we're in the games, we're not getting overrun and I think we could have quite easily had something out of every game we've lost.


“I've got no doubt we will come out of this – it's our first blip. We've had a bad run of form, a bad spell of injuries, and it will only make us stronger.”


Despite falling two goals behind so early on in the game, the Gills manager felt the opening half's performance was better than the scoreline suggested.


Edinburgh added: “Once again, we gave ourselves too much to do, but the first half is as good as we've been for a long time, taking the goals out of the game.


“I thought we controlled it, we moved the ball, bossed the midfield, got the ball in wide areas.


“I just felt half time came too quickly for us and unfortunately we didn't produce that in the second half.”


Edinburgh also confirmed that Bradley Dack will likely be out of action until mid-April following the hamstring injury picked up in Saturday's defeat against Chesterfield.


“It's not too good, it's a grade 2 [tear], so we're probably looking at six weeks [on the sidelines], he said.



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