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Abuse from Cheltenham Town fans does not bother Gillingham boss Martin Allen

08 November 2012
by Alex Hoad

Martin Allen

by Luke Cawdell

Gills boss Martin Allen will not be losing any sleep over the abuse from Cheltenham fans on Tuesday night.

Allen supported Cheltenham as a boy, during the time his father was managing the Gloucestershire club and had a brief stint himself as boss there.

"I have learned from a young age to shut those things off and just concentrate and do the job," said Allen.

"I had some magic times at Whaddon Road when I was a boy and nobody will ever take that away from me. I am fine.

"I took stick from those supporters but you have got to remember that I used to play in front of 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60,000 supporters every week when I played and I used to get that stick from the whole stadium, so a few hundred people calling me names?

"Well, you can imagine what it’s like to me. It spurs me on and makes my shoulders go back higher and my step bigger. I kind of love it in a way."

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