Published: 07:40, 05 February 2018 |
Updated: 09:15, 05 February 2018
Gillingham boss Steve Lovell won’t be hitting the panic button after one defeat.
Table-topping Wigan showed their class to beat Gills 2-0 on Saturday and end the club’s eight-game unbeaten run in League 1.
Lovell said: “We have lost the game to most probably the champions of the league, so it’s no hardship.
Scroll down for audio
“Nothing will change, it’s one defeat. We will carry on and start another run next week.
“You want to keep (the run) going but we played against a very good side and acquitted ourselves very well, especially second half. We will take the positives into next Saturday.
“Just because we lost the game I am not going to make five or six changes.
“We have had a really good run with the boys who are out there and they will continue to do so, there wasn’t much wrong. We will be all right.”
Gillingham started the day seven points outside the play-off positions but defeats for the likes of Charlton, Bradford and Peterborough – next weekend’s visitors – mean they are only a point further adrift after the weekend.
The Gills are also eight points outside the bottom four.
“I am still looking for 50-51 points,” said Lovell, who remains focused on survival-first. "We have played against a team who I think will be champions this year, they are the best side we’ve played by far. We did okay, we weren’t hammered by them.
“I am just disappointed because prior to the game I thought we might get something. Had we performed like we have done in those other four or five games away from home then we would have done.
“Next week we will probably be back to normal, I am not going to go around and do this and that in training. I will just do exactly the same as we have been doing.
“There were boys who didn’t pass the ball as they can do. They didn’t do it as quickly as they can and that is down to the opposition being very bright, very quickly onto us.
“Our boys who have been playing really well with the ball didn’t have time to do it, that is what pressing is all about, they (Wigan) do it very well. It was most probably the best we have played against."
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
Your No1 guide to getting married in Kent. From dresses to discos and venues to veils, we've got everything you could possibly need for your big day
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating!
PLUS, register for free!.
Read our pick of the best holiday destinations. Whether its a weekend break, or something a little bit longer, we have reviewed a wide range of holidays.