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1 October 2016

Gills manager Justin Edinburgh spoke to the media following his side's 2-0 defeat at AFC Wimbledon

Gills manager Justin Edinburgh said he was "angry, frustrated and disappointed" following Saturday's 2-0 defeat against AFC Wimbledon.

Speaking to the media after the game, Edinburgh declared his annoyance in the two, first-half goals scored by the Dons, as Dom Poleon finished from close range and Dean Parrett converted a penalty at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.

Edinburgh on…the performance: “I stand here angry, frustrated, disappointed. Yet again, we’ve been the instigators of our own downfall. It was an OK start, it was competitive and physical, and I felt we were standing up to it. But a couple of moments of madness and again we’ve gone behind. I have to take responsibility for the players and team I’m selecting, I can’t hide behind that. But it [conceding goals] has to stop, it’s not acceptable. The back-pass is suicidal, the penalty is the same. 

“We’ve got to run faster, harder and further than we did in the second half."

Edinburgh on...future team selections: "The consistency is missing. We’re not going to get anywhere with the gifts we’re giving. I’ve got to find a team who can show consistency, if it’s going to take chopping and changing, then so be it."

Edinburgh on...injuries (Bradley Dack picked up a hamstring injury early on): "At Chesterfield, Dacky was getting in good areas and hurting them, and we expected the same today. Scott Wagstaff had a tight calf, so we couldn’t take the risk in selecting him today. I’ve spoken about consistency, but we keep on getting players back and then losing them. We’ve got to assess that. That’s the way things are happening for us at the minute. 

Edinburgh on…Rory Donnelly’s red card: “It was unacceptable. He’ll be punished, he knows that. He’s let himself down, the team, the fans. It was ludicrous."

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