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Gillingham boss Justin Edinburgh reacts angrily to their EFL Trophy defeat at Millwall

Gillingham’s EFL Trophy defeat to Millwall left boss Justin Edinburgh fuming.

He left his players in no doubt about how he felt after letting slip a 1-0 lead.

The Gills conceded at the end of both halves, to lose 2-1.

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Gills manager Justin Edinburgh makes his point at Millwall on Tuesday Picture: Barry Goodwin
Gills manager Justin Edinburgh makes his point at Millwall on Tuesday Picture: Barry Goodwin

Just days after blasting his players for giving away the points to Wimbledon in the league, he again saw them hand victory on a plate to the opposition.

He said: “I am getting bored of my own voice. I’m disappointed and we did enough to win the game.

“We caused our own downfall yet again but I can’t keep defending them. I have got to make changes and bring in people that are hungry and willing to make sure than in the 46th minute they play to that whistle and also to the 90th.

“There was only one team in it (during the first half). Millwall were going to be booed off at half-time, the fans had turned, but a ball in the box, error, goal - it just sums it up right now.”

Click here to read the report from Millwall as the Gills lose 2-1

Josh Wright’s opener had been cancelled out at the end of the half and Millwall hit the winner on 88 minutes.

Edinburgh said: “It is individual errors and you can’t account for them. It is nothing about collective how those two goals came about, it is individual. Anybody who was there could see it.

“I have named those players in the dressing room, they’ve been nailed and they know. But, when we get that full squad we will see the players that are going to be doing it and those who are not. We can’t keep making the same excuses.

“We can’t keep continuing to lose football matches. It can become a habit and it’s not a habit I enjoy. It had to mean something.

“They are poor errors. We are not being undone by any good play, it was not about Millwall’s good play. It’s the way it’s going at the moment and it is something I have to stop very quickly.”

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