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Gillingham manager Justin Edinburgh reacts to their 3-0 win over Bradford City at Priestfield

Gills boss Justin Edinburgh was impressed with the fast start that laid the foundation for Saturday’s win over Bradford.

Two goals inside the opening 11 minutes set the League 1 high-flyers up for a fourth straight victory.

Edinburgh said: “We spoke prior to the game about starting positively and aggressively. The first 15-20 minutes we were really good with two really good goals. It set us up to manage the game from there on in.

Gillingham celebrate their second goal in 11 minutes against Bradford on Saturday Picture: Barry Goodwin
Gillingham celebrate their second goal in 11 minutes against Bradford on Saturday Picture: Barry Goodwin

“It was a real strong, fast, aggressive start and we emphasised that we perhaps hadn’t shown that in the game against Colchester (on Monday).

“That start set us up for the rest of the game, to control and dictate, and the two finishes were top drawer.”

Dack got the Gills off a flyer with a fourth-minute strike, his 13th of the season.

“It is what he is about,” said the Gills boss.

“He is continually doing that and that set us up. Rory’s finish (for 2-0) was sublime and those two great goals lifted the crowd, lifted everyone and gave us the opportunity to see the game through.

“We are getting better than that and our game management is a lot more mature than it was in the earlier stages of the season.”

The Gills were almost three up after 13 minutes but Donnelly had a chance cleared off the line.

Edinburgh said: “It was an excellent build-up and great take.

“Unfortunately they recovered to clear it off the line but that would have made it a little more comfortable than it was."

Bradford did have good chances in the game, the best coming in the opening half.

“I felt we dealt with everything quite comfortably with what they threw at us," the Gills manager said.

"Second half there were a few shots from outside the box but they never really troubled us.

“They are a strong team, they were physical and we had to stand up to the challenge. They are always a threat from set-pieces but we were able to see it out. On reflection it was a fair result and we were well worthy of the 3-0 win.”

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