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

quicker.”