SPIREITES’ OPPOSITION VIEW: Gills’ chief wants response at Chesterfield

Gillingham boss Justin Edinburgh (right) and assistant David Kerslake.'Picture: Barry Goodwin FM4032584 COPYRIGHT KENT MESSENGER GROUP'MUST CREDIT THE KENT MESSENGER GROUP'picturedesk@thekmgroup.co.uk'01622 794667 *** Local Caption *** COPYRIGHT KENT MESSENGER GROUP'picturedesk@thekmgroup.co.uk'01622 794667
Gillingham boss Justin Edinburgh (right) and assistant David Kerslake.'Picture: Barry Goodwin FM4032584 COPYRIGHT KENT MESSENGER GROUP'MUST CREDIT THE KENT MESSENGER GROUP'picturedesk@thekmgroup.co.uk'01622 794667 *** Local Caption *** COPYRIGHT KENT MESSENGER GROUP'picturedesk@thekmgroup.co.uk'01622 794667

Gillingham will be heading to the Proact on Saturday with a warning ringing in their ears.

The Gills came from behind in midweek to knock Luton out of the Football League Trophy with a 2-1 win.

However, number two David Kerslake says manager Justin Edinburgh was far from happy at the performance of his players.

And the duo will be aiming for a vast improvement ahead of taking on Dean Saunder’s strugglers.

“We changed the shape and the gaffer got tucked into them during the break,” said Kerslake.

“We expect a lot more in front of our home fans and we were really pleased with the response.

“Towards the end we got a little bit sloppy but there were one or two players who haven’t played recently and so it was a little down to tiredness.

“Second half we took the game to them, completely dominated and deserved to win.”

“The first-half performance shouldn’t represent us because that is not what we are about, it is about being on the front foot and closing people down, getting after people, deliveries into the box, shots and crosses.

“We didn’t see any of it and the manager let them know.

“We should be putting the reins on them, trying to calm them down, but it didn’t happen. Why? I don’t know.

“It isn’t what we’re about and we’re not going to accept it.

“In all fairness to them, after the gaffer has got tucked into them they showed a good response.”