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Harris happy to stop the rot
Harris happy to stop the rot

Gillingham boss Neil Harris was pleased his side stopped the rot with a 0-0 draw at Crawley Town, but felt certain they should have won.

Harris was delighted with the reaction he got after severely criticising his men following Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Newport County which extended their League Two losing run to four matches.

The Gills boss had called on the team to show more leadership and admitted the players’ futures were at stake due to results being so poor.

But the former Millwall and Cardiff City manager was happy to give a more positive assessment after his side’s latest outing.

“I got the response I wanted and ultimately we should have won the game,” Harris said.

“We controlled the game and it was a strong performance. It was more like I expect and sooner or later it will drop for us.”

Harris felt that Gillingham were left to rue a missed chance shortly before half-time when 17-year-old Joseph Gbode, making his first league start, put the ball wide from close range.

“We missed an absolute sitter,” said Harris. “We have a very disappointed young man who has not scored.

“I went with Joe because our centre forwards have not been at the level and he’s been scoring goals in the academy.”