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Gillingham boss Martin Allen hopes his side respond the right way on Saturday when they face Bradford City in League 2

08 February 2013

Martin Allen believes a visit to cup giant-killers Bradford is the perfect place for his side to right some wrongs.

The Gillingham manager (pictured) is looking for an immediate response from his side after their 1-0 home defeat to lowly Wycombe on Monday night.

Hosts Bradford – who regularly get 10,000 fans for home games – are having a season to remember. They have beaten three Premier League teams – Arsenal, Aston Villa and Wigan – on their way to the Carling Cup final, which takes place later this month.

Allen (pictured) said: "It’s a fantastic opportunity in front of a big crowd, a great stadium and a team going to a cup final in two weeks’ time.

"Let’s dust ourselves down, let’s not feel sorry for ourselves, let’s not blame other people and get ready for Bradford.

"Every game away from home we are right on it and come this game away at Bradford, we will be
again.

"I need to help the players and support them. I will give them some guidance and get them going again and there is no better place to bounce back than Bradford City.

"They have just created history by reaching the cup final and I am sure it will be a fantastic atmosphere there on Saturday."

Full preview ahead of this weekend's game in the Friday Medway Messenger.

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