Gills head coach Ady Pennock spoke to the press following the 3-1 defeat at Swindon on Tuesday
on Tuesday.3-1 defeat at Swindon TownGills head coach Ady Pennock said his team must stick together and move on following his side’s
The Gills took the lead through Cody McDonald’s 10th minute strike, but goals from Rohan Ince, Jonathan Obika and Raphael Branco completed the turnaround and the Robins held on to take maximum points.
Pennock on…the result: “I am saying the same things every week, the same goals are going in, but we have to lick our wounds and move on to Saturday, which is another very big game. They [Bury] are another team that are around us [in the Sky Bet League One table]. The other teams around us have won tonight and we have lost, so the boys have to realise that these are massive games.
“It’s not just tonight, it has been like it all season. We have to snap out of it, because if not we will be in big trouble, but there are a few games to go yet and the ball is still in our court.”
Pennock on…Swindon: “When they go ahead they are a very hard team to play against because they are tough and it’s very hard to get the ball back, but if you’re not doing your job then it makes it harder.”
Pennock on…the players: “They have got to stop feeling sorry for themselves. They know that Swindon were better than us tonight, but we have to turn up against Bury, like we did on Saturday [against Southend], and get three points.
“Fitness-wise, the players are okay; I think it’s a mental thing. Hopefully the likes of [Bradley] Dack, [Mark] Byrne and maybe [Chris] Herd could be in contention for Bury, which will give us more numbers, but it is so important that we stick together.”
Swindon 3-1 Gillingham: Match report