Gillingham goalkeeper coach Carl Muggleton says players should enjoy being in title chase
by Luke Cawdell
Gillingham goalkeeper coach Carl
Muggleton says Gillingham's players need to enjoy the experience of
fighting for the League 2 title.
Muggleton is one of the few
members of the Gills squad who have tasted life at the top of the
He was part of Martin
Allen's coaching set-up at Notts County and was at the club
when they took the league title in 2010 after Steve Cotterill
had taken over.
With Gills sitting five points
clear at the top of League 2, Muggleton revealed life at
Priestfield is proving enjoyable.
He said: "The players are together
and there is a lot of camaraderie and it is such a great atmosphere
to be around.
"Everyone is enjoying training and
people are enjoying being around the club."
He added: "As a coach or a player,
you have to enjoy the good times when you are top of the league and
"I am enjoying being here and the
way the players are with the work ethic and everyone around the
club who has helped us. It’s been an enjoyable experience."
Muggleton – with more than 550
league appearances behind him at clubs such as Stoke and Celtic –
returned to a job outside of football, as a driving instructor.
That all changed again when he joined the Gills for their trip to
France in the summer and was appointed goalkeeper coach.
The 44-year-old oversees the
coaching duties for professional goalkeepers Stuart Nelson, Tommy
Forecast, Ross Flitney and young Daren Hawkes.
He said: "We have some good keepers
and hopefully we all improve together.
"We are all learning as coaches and people."
Have you noticed Muggleton's influence on the keepers at
Priestfield this season? Have your say below.
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