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Gillingham manager Justin Edinburgh's post-match reaction as his team lose 2-1 to Chesterfield at Priestfield

Justin Edinburgh felt his Gills team deserved a point from Saturday’s game.

The Gills finished the match strongly but could only pull one goal back against Chesterfield.

Two first-half goals for the Spireites had given Edinburgh’s side with much to do in the second half at Priestfield.

Justin Edinburgh Picture: Barry Goodwin
Justin Edinburgh Picture: Barry Goodwin

“We had enough chances to win the game,” said the manager.

“We started very well, got out of the traps as we do here at Priestfield and unfortunately we didn’t get the first goal.

“For the first time at home I felt we lost our way and waited for something to happen. Inevitably if you do that, something will happen against you, and it did.

 “For a 30 minute period of the game, we just were a bit apprehensive and we were waiting to see what happened, rather than what we are about, which is playing off the front foot and making things happen.

“Credit to Chesterfield, they counter attacked, hit us on the break and we were caught short and found ourselves behind at home."

Edinburgh switched personnel and formation in the second half and the Gills were an attacking threat throughout.

The manager said: “Credit to the players, we came out second half and they gave it a go and probably deserved to get a draw out of the game.

“When you are 2-0 down you have to show the initiative and take the game to the opposition.

"With three at the back and pushing Garmston and Jackson on, we could get at them and it was the case."

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