Gills manager Peter Taylor admits after defeat at Brentford that his defenders must make better decisions
Captain Adam Barrett in the thick of the action against Brentford on Friday. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Manager Peter Taylor will get to work on Gillingham’s defending this week.
The club’s defensive record is one of the worst in League 1 and their frailties were clear at Brentford on Friday night.
Both goals conceded in the 2-1 defeat disappointed Taylor, who said: “I told the players we would talk about the negative things (from Friday’s game) on Monday.
“There were too many times when Brentford got through and it wasn’t good defending. People have got to make some better decisions than that.
“Brentford are certainly going to ask questions because they had good possession of the ball and good players.
“They know how to deal with it and so you are always going to get asked more questions when you play against a team of that ability.”
Gills conceded from a routine cross in the first half and gave away a penalty in the second half, as they went down to the League 1 leaders.
Despite those issues, Taylor remained upbeat.
He said: “I am disappointed with the cross. People should have dealt with it. Adam Barrett has pulled the fella down from the corner (to concede the penalty) and that’s disappointing as well because Tony Craig still had a bit to do.
“I wouldn’t say there is too much to address. Obviously goals conceded is always one thing to look at but we gave a good account of ourselves and gave them a good run for their money.
“There are plenty more positives to take out of the game than negatives.
“I still look at the way we are progressing and there is still a lot to do but we are getting better.”
Keeper Stuart Nelson thanks the travelling Gills fans
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