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On-loan Watford midfielder Connor Smith impressed by Gills' display at Oldham

24 February 2014
by Luke Cawdell

Connor Smith looks to keep possession against Oldham Picture Barry Goodwin

Connor Smith looks to keep possession against Oldham Picture: Barry Goodwin

Loan midfielder Connor Smith felt Gillingham played some of their best football he’s seen, at Oldham.

Yet despite the good play and chances created, the Irishman ended up on the losing side.

He said: “We were unlucky not to get a result and played some of the best football we have played since I have been here, in the first half.

“We created lots of chances and should have put them to bed in the first half but it wasn’t to be.

“To have gone that far and played that well and not get a result is gutting. We deserved more.”

Smith was one of just five players to have kept their place in the starting line-up, following the midweek defeat to Sheffield United.

“To make six changes and to go out and play that well shows the strength of our squad,” said the 21-year-old.

Smith was back playing in his preferred position, as part of a three-man midfield, rather than operating on the right of a four.

'It was good to be back in the middle and more involved in the game'

He said: “It was good to be back in the middle and more involved in the game.

Saturday’s defeat leaves the Gills six points off the drop zone but Smith isn’t worrying about relegation.

He said: “We aren’t worrying about things like that because that puts extra pressure on you.

“If we play like we did against Oldham, then there is no doubt we will get enough wins and climb back up the table.”

Meanwhile, Gillingham will travel to Peterborough on Tuesday, April 8.

The League 1 match at London Road has been moved due to Peterborough’s involvement in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final on Sunday, March 30, against Chesterfield.

Peter Taylor’s Gillingham side were due to travel to Peterborough on March 29.

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