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Ady Pennock reacts to Gillingham's 3-0 defeat at Rochdale.

23 September 2017

Gaffer delivers his post-match interview.

Gills boss Ady Pennock says the club must remain positive following Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Rochdale at Spotland.

The visitors were already 2-0 down before Tom Eaves was handed a straight red card for what was judged to be a deliberate elbow moments before the half-time break.

Gills were more competitive following the interval but conceded a third towards the end of the game.

Afterwards Ady said: “I thought the second half was okay with ten men but goals change games.

“Overall I thought the first half was very, very poor. We’ll look at the DVD and look at the problems we’ve caused ourselves; we’ve got to keep positive.

“We shoot ourselves in the foot, it was our own fault. First half was not very good at all.

“I just thought we looked lost first half, totally different to last Saturday.

“Josh Parker and young Liam Nash came on and worked their socks off, showed a lot of energy and showed the desire which we wanted which we lacked in the first half. Ten against 11, did okay, but you can’t keep doing that every game.

“If you are having a bad day at the office at least run around and challenge, do the basic stuff and we didn’t do that in the first half. Josh and Liam showed a bit of passion.

“We’ve got to bounce back and get a good win against Scunthorpe on Tuesday. There’s always ups and downs but we need to dust ourselves down. “

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