Gills boss staying grounded
Gillingham manager Martin Allen refused to get too carried away
despite watching his side beat Bristol Rovers 4-0.
Danny Kedwell’s early double set the Gills on their way before a
third from Charlie Lee on the stroke of half-time and a late fourth
from Chris Whelpdale sealed the points.
The Gills are now six games unbeaten in the League and have
already opened a three-point lead on second-placed Port Vale. But
Allen insists that he and his charges are not getting ahead of
themselves any time soon, instead pinpointing areas that still need
improvement as the season wears on.
“It was a cracking start. We took the chances when they came.
Got a clean sheet and scored four goals and sometimes that is worth
an extra point,” he said.
“I’ve said to the players that could be important come next
March when we are fighting for promotion. It is a good atmosphere
and players have a lot of respect for each other. Players that
haven’t played are frothing at the mouth to get out there.
“It was a great atmosphere and in that second half we tried to
play some good football, and pass it around. There is more to do
though, there is always improvements to be made. I said to the
players in the dressing room we need to play better. We need to
pass it better, quicker, faster, move around the pitch