Wagstaff: "It's a disappointing result"

Early goals made it tough, admits Wagstaff.

Scott Wagstaff said it was “a tough ask” to get back into the game having conceded twice in the first 25 minutes against Bury on Saturday.

Bury moved off the bottom of the table after clinching all three points in a 2-1 win against a Gills side who suffered just their second defeat in the calendar year.

Following the game Wagstaff said: “It’s obviously a disappointing result for us; we didn’t start great in the first 20 minutes and we gave them a 2-0 lead. It’s a tough ask after that.

“We had a good go in the second half but we killed ourselves with the first two goals and that was the story of the game.

“We had to change our game plan a bit in the second half and I thought we could have nicked something.

“We said at half time if we could get a goal early it would put them under a lot of pressure; our fans were excellent."

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After a couple of niggly injuries, Scott is hoping to remain fit until the end of the season as the Gills firstly look to guarantee League 1 football next season.

He added: “My season has been a bit stop start but hopefully I can stay healthy, stay in the team and carry on with the assists and chip in with a few goals.

“I’ve really enjoyed myself under the gaffer and it’s a good group of lads. Hopefully we can bounce back next Saturday now; we’re still looking up but we need to make sure we are safe first and foremost.”