Gillingham reaction

"Over the last couple of weeks, I have given the players a hammering at times after games - but today, I was quite pleased with them," he said after the 1-0 defeat.

"We played a very good side who I think will be in the division above next season, and acquitted ourselves well.

"I'm pleased with the performance but not the result - but it we keep at it like that, we'll be OK."