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Gillingham boss Justin Edinburgh admits his team lacked the quality in the end after finishing with defeat to Millwall

Manager Justin Edinburgh felt his team deserved at least a point from Sunday’s match.

In the end a stoppage-time penalty condemned the Gills to defeat as they finished the season in ninth.

Justin Edinburgh watches on from the sidelines on Sunday Picture: Barry Goodwin
Justin Edinburgh watches on from the sidelines on Sunday Picture: Barry Goodwin

The Gills boss said: “We are disappointed in terms of where we’ve ended up compared to where we have been for long periods of the season.

“We gave everything we have got but came up short in quality.

“I would like to congratulate the players on a good season, it has been a good season, they gave me everything.

"I am just more disappointed for the fans. We deserved something out of the game but it has probably been like that since the turn of the year.

“The players gave everything they had and the crowd knew it. We have ended with a defeat and it is hard to take.”

In the end, Gillingham could have won and still missed out, as results went against them elsewhere, but Edinburgh was only focusing on his own team.

It was a team that had topped League 1 several times this season but dropped off the pace in the closing weeks.

He said: “Until we equalised I wasn’t concerned with other results. We wanted to end on a positive.

“We got the season off to a flying start, were consistent and well above where we should have been. I would have just liked to have ended it on a positive but we couldn’t quite get across the line.

“The table doesn’t lie. I know we have scored more goals, we have more points and finished higher than last season. That is a positive. It’s been a positive season but it has been a bad end to it.

“We were in a good position and it has ended badly and we could have been one of those teams going into the play offs this week.”

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