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Gillingham boss Peter Taylor saw his side take a step backwards after losing their League 1 clash at Colchester United 3-0

13 January 2014
by Luke Cawdell

Peter Taylor was frustrated at Saturday's performance. Picture Barry Goodwin

Peter Taylor was frustrated at Saturday's performance. Picture: Barry Goodwin

Manager Peter Taylor is taking it back to basics following Gillingham’s second-half shocker on Saturday.

The Gills conceded three goals at Colchester in the second half as any momentum built by last week’s last-gasp win over Wolves disappeared.

Taylor said: “Last Friday (against Wolves) I could have named quite a few that could have got the man-of-the-match but this time there haven’t been too many pluses in our performance.

“We were lethargic and we definitely weren’t right. That’s not acceptable – we have to be better than that.

“We started quite well but I didn’t think we played anywhere near enough football that we could have done. There were too many times where players were happy to knock it into spaces where nobody was. That is disappointing.

“We’re back to basics on Monday and we’ll get on with it.”

Gillingham fans at Colchester didn't have much to cheer

Gillingham fans at Colchester didn't have much to cheer

The Gills were backed by almost 1,000 travelling fans at Colchester but they made it clear what they felt, with large sections voicing their disapproval at the end. Taylor empathised with those supporters.

“I don’t like any of them wasting their money,” he said.

“It has cost them a lot of money to get there and you get frustrated when the team then don’t perform as well as you would like infront of them.

“But I can assure them that nothing is intentional and the players feel exactly the same way as I am feeling.”

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