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Gillingham 0 Doncaster 0. Reaction from Gills boss Steve Lovell

Gillingham boss Steve Lovell admitted Saturday’s game was no thriller.

Neither side had much joy in the attacking third, as the two sides settled for a point each in a goalless draw.

Gills boss Steve Lovell at the final whistle Picture: Andy Jones (1413863)
Gills boss Steve Lovell at the final whistle Picture: Andy Jones (1413863)

Report: Gillingham 0 Doncaster Rovers 0

“It was a poor game, from both teams,” he admitted.

“I don’t think Tomas Holy (the Gills keeper) has had a shot of note to save.

“You will get games like this at this time of the season, the pitches are bumpy and it’s coming to the end, but I thought the first half we were very lacklustre. We have usually been quite bright and on it.”

Conor Wilkinson gets a challenge in Picture: Andy Jones (1413859)
Conor Wilkinson gets a challenge in Picture: Andy Jones (1413859)

Lovell made a double sub at the break, taking Navid Nasseri and debutant Rhys Murphy off.

“Second half we had a go,” said Lovell.

“We changed shape to counteract them and match them up, it seemed to be okay defensively, which we have been all year, it’s just that when we had the ball we gave it away, we didn’t pass it, we didn’t look like we wanted to receive it.

“We got on top (second half) but without creating anything. Both teams coming in would have accepted a point. I don’t think anybody deserved to win it. A point was fair.”

The draw did at least end the run of defeats and the team looked much stronger at the back, following a 4-0 loss to Southend the week before.

Lovell recognised that, saying: “We got a clean sheet and I always take positives out of even a poor performance. There were plusses out there, we didn’t lose again, we got a clean sheet.”

Read more reaction in this Monday's Medway Messenger newspaper

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