Gateshead response against Telford pleases Gary Mills

Gary Mills
Mills' Gateshead climbed up to fourth in the Vanerama Conference.

Manager Gary Mills said Gateshead's 4-1 win against AFC Telford United was an "excellent" response to Saturday's loss at Kidderminster Harriers.

The Tynesiders climbed to fourth after Tuesday's home victory, thanks to Steve Akrigg's own goal and efforts from Phil Turnbull, Danny Wright and Lewis Guy.

"The players were excellent tonight to bounce back after Saturday," Mills told BBC Newcastle.

"I'm delighted we moved back into the top five."

Success was tempered by the loss of striker Jon Shaw to injury in the first half, although substitute Lewis Guy and former Forest Green striker Danny Wright both scored to ease the pressure.

Former Wrexham forward Andy Morrell is also training with the club as Mills assesses his options, and the form of Wright has been a plus since his September move.

"He's getting to know how we play and I think he was a bit shocked by how we play, so he's got to get used to it as quickly as possible," continued Mills.

"When he went down the middle he went really well, he held the ball in and allowed us to play.

"The way we play, it's important when it goes into the main striker it stays up there and he did that."