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Lovell: "It's a good point"

Gills boss delivers his reaction following 0-0 draw with Doncaster.

7 April 2018

Lovell delivers post-match thoughts.

Gills manager Steve Lovell was happy to see his side pick up a hard fought point against Doncaster on Saturday afternoon following a 0-0 draw at MEMS Priestfield Stadium.

When Lovell took over in October he set a target to reach at least 50 points, and now they have reached that, he is keen to push past the total.

“It was our aim to get to 50 plus when we took over, and we got there, but we’ve got six more games to go.

“We want to finish on a high.”

It was a game that lacked clear cut chances for both sides and Lovell knew that the game lacked quality.

He said: “It was a poor game; I don’t think Tomas Holy had to make a save of any note.

“For half an hour in the second half we got on top but never created anything. Both teams I think would have accepted a point because no one deserved to win the game.”

The Gills began the match with a 3-5-2 formation but changed to a four at the back after 25 minutes.

Lovell gave his reasonings for the decision saying: “You change shape because of the way the opposition get on top.

“We stayed with our shape in the first place to get our wide men out, but they never got out.

“So that meant they had one man more in midfield, so we changed that quickly to counteract that and match them up and it seemed to be okay defensively, which we have been all year.”

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