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Gillingham manager Justin Edinburgh praised the team effort after winning 3-1 at Swindon Town

Justin Edinburgh praised the teamwork that helped produce a dominant away display at Swindon.

The Gills won the game 3-1 after recovering from a one-goal deficit in the Boxing Day clash.

“We got stronger as the game went on,” said the Gillingham manager.

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“Even after falling behind we didn’t allow that to affect us. I was absolutely delighted with the whole round team performance.

“There will always be talk about individuals and we understand that but those last two away performances have all been about the team.”

The victory follows on from a 3-0 win at rivals Millwall before Christmas.

Bradley Dack led the fightback, firing in low, just over a minute after the Gills went behind.

Bradley Dack Picture: Barry Goodwin
Bradley Dack Picture: Barry Goodwin

“Credit to the players,” said the manager.

“They are showing that maturity now and consistency that has been asked of them. We responded very quickly and that set us up for the rest of the game.

“We keep talking about Bradley Dack, and understandably so, but he would be the first to acknowledge his team-mates around him. He dispatched it well.”

Jake Hessenthaler put the Gills ahead and Ryan Jackson sealed it with a third.

“Once we got the third I couldn’t see Swindon getting back into it,” said the manager.

“You know it’s a good day when you see him (Jackson) cut inside and the ball nestles into the bottom corner.

Gillingham celebrate their third goal Picture: Barry Goodwin
Gillingham celebrate their third goal Picture: Barry Goodwin

“I spoke to the players afterwards and said it wasn’t about the individual, it was a collective.

“Rory and Dominic will cause any back four problems. The midfield quartet and the back four looked strong and commanding. Everyone performed to a high level.”

It could have been 4-1 but Dack had a late penalty saved.

Edinburgh said: “We probably deserved that fourth goal but it’s probably the one to miss when there is nothing on it.”

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