Parker | "A very important point to keep the run going"

Parker hoping to go on goalscoring run after Saturday's vital header.

Josh Parker was delighted to score the defining goal of the game as he brought the Gills level against Wycombe and earn another crucial point in League One.

With the Gills losing, Parker got a run on his man as Dean Parrett floated in a corner and met the ball perfectly to power a header into the top corner, rescuing a point in a 2-2 draw.

Parker spoke of the significance of sustaining the current run Gillingham are on ahead of the Christmas period with tough games on the horizon for Steve Lovell’s side.

“It’s a very important point to keep the run going. We didn’t start the game as we wanted and their two goals were gifts, in my opinion.

“They didn’t bring too much to the table and so I think a draw was the fair result.”

The Gills forward reiterated the need for the side to start well to continue winning games but was happy that the team managed to get back into the game and add another point to their tally.

“If we start the game right we can beat any time team in the league. I’ve said it in every interview, if we don’t start the game right we struggle.

“Today we didn’t start right but we managed to pull through in the end which is the most important thing.

“We never seem to struggle to start games right against the big teams, so I have no doubt that we will surprise a few people in these next coming games.”

Lovell gave Parker some time away from the club in order to rediscover his form and that move appears to be paying dividends, although he did admit that his chance towards the end of the game to take all three points may play on his mind over the coming days.

“The one thing the Gaffer said was don’t come back until it’s the Josh Parker of old – take as much time as you need. I had so much going on out of football that it started to take its toll on me.

“I’ve been happy with my performances of late, especially since I’ve been back in the team. I need more goals, in my eyes, but hopefully after today I kick on.

“The one at the end I saw flashing lights, and I thought if I hit this right it will go right in. But I didn’t realise how much time I had – when it’s a split second you already make the decision.”