Manager Keith Hill reflects on his side’s 3-0 win over Gillingham at the Crown Oil Arena…
“It’s the perfect result,” said Hill in his post-match interview.
“It’s up to me to gather as many points as I possibly can. Is it the way I want to play football? No. Is it the best way to beat an opponent? Previous history would suggest so. You’ve got to win football matches, and we did the business today. The players took ownership of the opponent and if we had done that against Scunthorpe then we would have won.
“The two big lads [Calvin Andrew and Aaron Wilbraham] playing out wide played really well and we knew we could get in that way. We really needed to stop them going through Tom Eaves, and I thought we were excellent at doing that. I thought there were great performances out there today - some leaders developing and young players. We had quite a young back four.”
He continued: “Josh [Lillis] was back in today – Magnus [Norman] picked up an injury on Monday.
“There was a doubt over whether or not I was going to play him. I was going with Brendan [Moore] yesterday and made the call today to put Josh in after what I’d seen yesterday. He’s trained for the last week and I think he’s a bit rusty, but if Magnus had been fit then he would have played. There was no rush to get Josh back, but I’m glad he then he got a comfortable game because of the way the team defended, not just the back four.
“We’ve picked up quite a few injuries midweek. Training pitches are definitely changing. The texture of them are changing, and it’s getting colder - you can feel the chill in the air when you’re training.
“We’ve got six or seven players who are out injured, as well as one or two players who aren’t making the squad because they’re not doing enough in training. For us to get that result, it backs me up instead of backing them up.”
Watch the full interview on iFollow.