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Justin Edinburgh delighted to see 'spark' return as Gillingham to go top of Sky Bet League 1

16 November 2015

Gillingham boss Justin Edinburgh says his side rediscovered their spark in the 3-1 win over Bury at the weekend, which sent them top of Sky Bet League 1.

With former leaders Walsall and Burton Albion out of action, the Gills knew a win would take them to the summit of the division, but they would also have end a run of three straight defeats in all competitions to do so.

And despite Leon Clarke's headed goal for Bury after just four minutes, Edinburgh's men did respond and take victory, and he was pleased to see them back on track.

“I thought we started the game well; I felt for the players to have fallen behind," he told

"That’s a part of this group growing up; the setback didn’t rock us. Within minutes we were back in it.

"Overall, the performance was very good. Over the last 10 days we probably lost our spark but had it back today.

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“I don’t want people to lose sight of what we’re trying to do here: getting those performances week in, week out. I think people can see the youthfulness and the desire of the players today in one of the main games in the division.

“We've had one blip in 40 games since I've been here. We're six games away from the halfway mark in this league, and barring disaster, we're going to be in the top six. That's a fantastic achievement for this group.”

Gillingham face Coventry City in Sky Bet League 1 this Saturday, with the Sky Blues only behind them on goal difference in second place.

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