Martin Allen praises the role of Mark Patterson with Gillingham young players
Development squad manager Mark
Patterson drew special praise from first team boss Martin Allen at
Allen saluted the work that had
been done by the former Gillingham player, who is now instrumental
in developing the club’s up and coming young talents.
The Gills boss writing in his
programme notes ahead of the Fleetwood game said: "We have
taken a step back in time and worked our young players with
military style type discipline, to work on their body strength.
"They have been long, hard sessions
and very demanding for the young players.
"Next July we will be travelling to
Le Touquet, in France, for our pre-season training camp and these
players need to be fit, mentally and physically, to get on one of
the mini-buses with the first team squad.
"The team performances recently
have been excellent and you will see some of these boys without a
shadow of a doubt, forcing their way into the first team.
"Mark Patterson’s attitude has been spot on and he has embraced
the work ethic that I believe is necessary to improve and develop
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