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Gillingham's Jermaine McGlashan takes the man-of-the-match award against Crewe Alexandra in League 1 match

By Luke Cawdell
Gills winger Jermaine McGlashan is a player who can excite Picture: Barry Goodwin

Jermaine McGlashan was delighted to have made a good impression on his first home start.

The Gills winger was named man-of-the-match at the end of Saturday’s game against Crewe after giving the visiting defence the runaround.

“Their full-back wanted me to calm down and he was having words with me,” said the all-action 26-year-old.

“He wasn’t enjoying himself but I was.

“It was my first home start and so I wanted to show the home fans a bit of what I could do. I like to think I did a bit of that but more importantly we got three points and a clean sheet, which was important and we’re happy about that.”

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Crewe had lost all four of their League 1 matches before their visit to Priestfield.

McGlashan and his team-mates were determined to extend that pain.

He said: “We were the home side and it was important that we took the game to them. The gaffer emphasised that was important.

“They were bottom of the table before the game and we didn’t want to give them any time on the ball. First half, in particular, we were quality and the game might have been won in that first half.

“In the second half we were pushing on as well to see the game out.”

McGlashan came close to scoring a third goal for the Gills, but his header bounced to safety off the post.

He said: “There is a bit of banter about my heading and I don’t head it all the time.

“It was a great cross from Brennan (Dickenson) and I heard someone in the crowd shout ‘get in the box’. I just hit the back post and it was a great ball. It just hit my head to be honest.

“It came off the post and it was pretty close. It would have been nice to wrap up the game. But we won 2-0, happy days and three points.”

Read the reaction of Gills manager Peter Taylor to Saturday's win.

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