Gillingham boss Peter Taylor sticks by his team selection for their League 1 defeat at Stevenage
Gillingham boss Peter Taylor has defended his team selection for their midweek trip to Stevenage.
Taylor decided to rest captain Adam Barrett and Michael Harriman following last weekend’s win over Port Vale.
Gills went down 3-1 at bottom club Stevenage but Taylor was sticking by his decision.
He said: “The thinking behind the changes was that it was a really heavy pitch on Saturday and I felt that Adam was a touch tired.
“I felt that because of the way Stevenage played with their strikers, who chase and run the centre-halves all over the place, I thought Callum Davies could handle that situation. Michael was a bit tired on Saturday and didn’t put in the kind of performance we know he can.
“With the amount of running and yards he has covered for us recently, I can understand that.
“I don’t think I would have made any changes (in hindsight) to what I did.
“The same things could have happened and that’s how it works. It is only the experts that get that right.”
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