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Fuller | "We have to take our chances"

Gills full-back reaches personal landmark against former club.

25 November 2019

Barry Fuller left disappointed as missed chances cost Gills at Kingsmeadow.

Gills defender Barry Fuller said he was pleased to make his 500th league start at the weekend but was disappointed the visitors left Kingsmeadow with nothing to show for their efforts.

Fuller, who made his 189th league appearance for the Gills on Saturday, also played over 200 games for the Wombles and he felt that is was appropriate for such a landmark to be achieved when the two clubs met.

The 35-year-old said “It’s obviously very pleasing to have been able to play that many games, and it’s fitting that it was against a team that I spent a long time at.”

It was a game in which the Gills dominated for long periods and for Fuller it was the type of game he hadn’t seen in a long time.

He said: “I probably have played in a game like this over my time, but not for a long time. We knew what we were going to get from Wimbledon. They’re hard working, they’re honest, but we felt like we had enough in the tank today.

“We kept putting them under pressure and nothing really fell for us and with the chances we did have, we didn’t take them. All over the pitch we know that we’ve got to take our chances and if you don’t you get punished.

“There are positives to take from it, but we know we’ve got to work hard in training and hopefully we can rectify that and put the ball in the back of the net.”

Fellow defender, Jack Tucker, continued his fine run of performance on Saturday and Fuller was full of praise for the 20-year-old academy graduate.

“Jack’s an excellent player and he’s going to have a big future ahead of him and the more games he plays it will help him progress and develop as a player. In the future he will be stepping up the levels and have a really good career.”

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