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Gillingham's Brennan Dickenson hopes he can impress manager Peter Taylor and earn a starting role

By Craig Tucker

Brennan Dickenson hopes he is earning the trust of boss Peter Taylor as he looks to secure a starting place at Gills.

The winger, who used to run the 100m in 11.2sec, has made a flying start to pre-season since joining from Brighton.

The youngster was named in Gills’ second-half XI at Bromley on Tuesday and capped his performance with a goal.

He’s determined to be a regular in League 1 and impressed Taylor in midweek.

Dickenson, 21, said: “I’d like to think I’m earning his trust so he can play me in the league games.

Brennan Dickenson - Picture: Barry Goodwin
Brennan Dickenson - Picture: Barry Goodwin

“Over the next few games he’s going to find his starting XI and if I’m part of it, then brilliant and if I’m not, then I’ve got to find something in my game that’s going to help me progress.”

Dickenson knows that by listening to Taylor, he’ll give himself every chance of improving. He’s only been at the club a matter of weeks but has learned plenty from the former England under-21 boss.

Dickenson added: “He’s said to stay calm on the ball, play things easy, don’t make things hard for ourselves and he’s put that through to all the boys.

“As soon as he starts speaking to you, he’s always telling you new things and you’ve just got to listen and take it on board."

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