Gillingham assistant manager John Schofield writes exclusively for the KM Group
Defeat on Monday wasn’t what any
of us wanted but we can only look forward now and learn from what
We have been through the process of
reviewing the game and we do that, whether we win, lose or
Sometimes people might get carried
away and only review things when they don’t get a positive result
but if we are going to keep progressing like we are, then we need
to do that whether we are picking up points or not.
It’s another consistency that we have.
Regardless of whether it’s been a good performance or an
indifferent one, we are consistent in our evaluation by going
through a process. It is a constant review, not just when we don’t
When we’ve been taking points we
haven’t been getting carried away and so we won’t be after Monday’s
defeat either. Level-headedness will reap its rewards over the
course of the season.
The main thing is that we are still on
track for a decent points tally at the end of the season and that’s
what we set out to achieve at the beginning.
We face Bradford tomorrow (Saturday)
and they have got a lot of things going on right now and from a
League 2 point of view, they are still fantastically placed. They
are playing well, they are a good organised side, with some good
individuals and they have a good team ethic as well.
It hasn’t happened too often this
season but it will be a game where we are going into it as the
It’s fantastic that Bradford have made
it through to the final of the Carling Cup and you only have to
look at the people they have played against, it’s not as though
they have had the luck of the draw.
They have beaten Arsenal, Wigan and
Aston Villa so they have earned it and fair play to them. Their
manager Phil Parkinson and assistant Steve Parkin are people I know
and they are honest guys who work hard. It is good to see people
getting their rewards.
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