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Peter Taylor saw Gillingham concede twice before Cody McDonald scored to give them hope at Brentford

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor Picture: Barry Goodwin
Gillingham manager Peter Taylor Picture: Barry Goodwin

Gills manager Peter Taylor was proud of his side’s display against table-topping Brentford.

His men lost the game but gave the home side a few scares.

He said: “Over the 90 minutes I was delighted with the effort, delighted with the organisation but just disappointed we didn’t score another couple of goals.

“I thought we kept going. At times we didn’t play enough football but then we got hold of the ball and played a bit. We changed our game around a little bit, went long, went short and I was okay.

“We were playing a very good team in Brentford who are having a cracking season, who are now unbeaten in 16 and we’ve missed a couple of absolute sitters to get back in the game.

“The main thing i said to the players afterwards was that I was very proud of their performance. They really did believe they were going to get back in it and every player tried to do something about it to make sure the team improved and I can’t ask for anymore than that.”

The Gills were backed by a noisy travelling contingent and Taylor was happy that those 847 fans left in good spirits, despite the loss.

“They see what we have done and I am pleased,” Taylor said.

“We had some great support again and I am really pleased that we put in a performance that the fans deserved as well as the team deserved.”

Brentford’s win – their 10 in a row on home soil – lifted them top of League 1 ahead of the weekend.

“We knew what they were like but we didn’t fear them and I couldn’t ask any more from the performance, I think they did well,” the Gills boss added.

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