Published: 20:00, 28 November 2020
| Updated: 20:39, 28 November 2020
Gillingham striker Dominic Samuel is keen to bounce back from Saturday’s FA Cup disappointment by focussing on their League 1 play-off push.
The Gills’ busy schedule sees them back in league action with a trip to Bristol Rovers on Wednesday night, a chance for Samuel and his team-mates to put right some wrongs after being beaten by League 2 Exeter City in the cup.
“There is no time to dwell on the past,” said the six-goal striker.
“There is a busy period coming up from now until January, we have to keep going, stay confident and true to what you believe in.
“I know we can bounce back. We have good enough players to turn things around and we can put this to bed and go into Wednesday’s game refreshed.
“I think everyone wants to get into the play-offs, we are good enough to get there and there are a lot of games to be played. I feel it is only going to get better for us and I feel we can get there. Time will tell. We will dust ourselves down and be back focussed again on Monday.”
It was a mixed back for Samuel on a personal note, missing a sitter early on at 0-0 before scoring a goal 10 minutes from time to give the Gills hope, having trailed 3-1 before that.
Gillingham had been unbeaten in five going into the match, from all competitions.
“It was a kick in the teeth, especially after how hard we worked in the last few games,” said the striker.
“I thought we had done our best and how we would normally play first 20 but after that we let our foot off the gas a bit. I feel like we weren’t as focussed as we normally are and it showed.
“I had a chance I felt that I could have put away and I need to look at myself and think ‘I should be doing better’.
“We should be winning those sorts of games, especially with the team we have got. Exeter are a good team but with the standards we have set we should be doing better.
“The gaffer warned us that they are a good team, you could see that with their second and third goal. It is just fine margins of staying with runners. We will look at it, put it to bed and focus on the league now.
“Football is relentless, you can’t dwell on the past, you need to look forward.”
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