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Jackson | "We'll keep working hard"

Gills defender taking the positives from Fleetwood performance.

26 October 2020

Ryan Jackson says the squad are full of belief heading into two tough games.

Stand-in Captain Ryan Jackson saw positives in Gillingham’s weekend performance but the right-back said his team didn’t get what they deserved after failing to put their chances away against Fleetwood.

Games in this division do not get much tougher than Tuesday’s Sky Bet League One trip to Ipswich, but Jackson believes his team are capable of an upset if they remain united. 

The defender, keen to get back to winning ways, spoke with the local media straight after Saturday’s 2-0 defeat.

 

Positive performance but missed chances

“There were a lot of positive performances. I think we were very dominant in the first-half. I think we had some good chances and if we had put them away it would have been a different game.

 

“We will try not to get down spirited, we will keep our heads up, try and keep calm and keep working hard. Goals change games and we just didn’t take our chances.

 

“We performed better than against MK Dons and Portsmouth. We tried to build on those performances but didn’t take our chances but we’ll definitely keep getting them and hopefully we will start to put them away.

 

“You have to take the good and bad bits out of the game, analyse them and try to do better next time. We need to build on this performance, keep things solid and we should be able to move on and get better results.

 

“It’s a sore one to take but we have to dust ourselves down and go again on Tuesday.”

 

 

Ipswich away

“We relish the games against bigger clubs but we need to just focus on ourselves. We need to keep trying to get those good performance and take our chances.

 

“It is a tough period and we’ve had a tough start. We have to show a lot of character. I believe in the boys and everyone believes in each other. Hopefully we can stick together and get a good result.”


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