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Byrne: "We go until the end"

Midfielder on target as Gills clinch a draw at Shrewsbury.

21 February 2018

Point deserved, says Byrne.

Gills midfielder Mark Byrne felt the team deserved a point on Tuesday as his goal helped secure a 1-1 draw against promotion chasing Shrewsbury Town.

Byrne struck with less than ten minutes to go and then cleared an effort off the line minutes later to ensure Steve Lovell’s men took a point back to Kent.

Speaking after the game he said: “I think we deserved it. We didn’t start brightly but as the game went on we got into it and in the second half I think we dictated it from start to finish, got on the ball and pinned them in.

“We knew it would be a tough game but overall I think we’ll be happy with a point away from home.

“We kept at it, we have that never say die attitude, we go right until the end as the gaffer isn’t afraid to go for it.”

Read more: Steve Lovell reaction

Byrne talked the press through his goal, which began with a long throw that he took himself.

He added: “I had the long throw, it’s gone into the box and everyone has kind of gone across, Max did well to turn his man and lay it off and I just whipped it. It was a good finish in the end.

“I was enjoying it today, we have plenty of confidence and you can see it’s bringing in the results. We just want to get to 50/51 points. The boys are happy and we’ve just got to keep going.

“If you ask any of the lads we’re going into each game thinking we’re going to win it.”

As for his block, he said: “He connected really well, luckily enough it came straight at me and it hit my knee. We would have been disappointed had that gone in.”

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