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EDINBURGH: "I'M DISAPPOINTED AND UPSET"

8 October 2016

Gills manager Justin Edinburgh spoke to the media following his side's defeat to Oldham on Saturday.

Gillingham manager Justin Edinburgh was left feeling disappointed after his side lost 2-1 to Oldham Athletic in Sky Bet League One on Saturday.

Cody McDonald opened the scoring with a 10th-minute header, before Oldham fought back with goals from Freddie Ladapo and Ryan Flynn after half-time.

Edinburgh on…the defeat: “I’m disappointed, upset and frustrated. I can’t hide behind the fact that I think Oldham deserved to in the game.

"For 30 minutes we started brightly and got the goal; we looked in charge of the game. But the last 15 minutes of the first half we took a step back and retreated, which is understandable, as we are not in the best run of form and that’s a natural instinct. I thought it allowed Oldham to come onto us and allowed them to develop their game just before half-time.”

Edinburgh on…the goals conceded: “I believe that both of the [Oldham] goals should have been disallowed. 

“I think the first goal is a foul on Chris Herd, as the ball is nowhere near the Oldham player. Chris got a clear barge in the back. [For] the second one, there was a player obstructing Stuart Nelson from an offside position.”

Edinburgh on…decisions: “We’ve had some real key decisions go against us. The penalty [for handball following a Jake Hessenthaler shot] is a blatant penalty. I have viewed it, and he [the referee] said that the ball took a deflection, so that’s why it didn’t count as a handball. 

“The ball doesn’t change direction, it takes a nick, and quite clearly it is handball.”


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