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Raynor | "There are no excuses"

Assistant Manager delivers an honest assessment following defeat at ME7.

8 January 2022

Paul Raynor left very disappointed as Gills lose to Ipswich at Priestfield.

Gills Assistant boss Paul Raynor said there were no excuses following the 4-0 defeat at home to Ipswich on Saturday.

The Tractor Boys were three up at the interval, and extended their lead in the second half with the hosts ending the game with ten men as Dan Phillips was dismissed following two bookable offences.

He said: “For 45 minutes we weren’t at the races and didn’t track runners. When you do that against good teams with good players, they punish you.

“Their manager has gone in there and got a real reaction from them. They played with intensity and quality and moved the ball very quickly. When teams do that, you have to be disciplined.

“You can’t get done by one-twos down the side and then get overloads in the wide areas and don’t track runners in the middle of the goal. That’s just basic football.

“There are no excuses. It was ill discipline and people not doing their jobs. We weren’t defensively sound, and you don’t need to give teams like Ipswich a helping hand.”

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