Gills boss staying grounded

BY foxsports • September 16, 2012

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."

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