Gillingham midfielders Charlie Lee and Charlie Allen closing in on return ahead of Morecambe match
Midfield pair Charlie Allen and
Charlie Lee are hoping to be fit enough to play a part in the game
against Morecambe on Saturday.
Both featured in Gillingham’s
development game against a Dagenham XI at the training ground on
Lee has recovered from an illness that
led to him being withdrawn at half-time during last week’s draw at
Plymouth while Allen is back, wearing a cast, after being sidelined
for three weeks with a broken hand.
Charlie Allen (pictured) has
missed the last five games and manager Martin Allen’s biggest
question will be how the midfielder copes with his hand strapped
Gills boss Allen said: "I just want to
see that Charlie is comfortable with his hand (in a cast), which
does play an important part, believe it or not, with his running.
We will have to see how he copes.
"He has been out for three weeks, so
we need to make sure he is
fit. I made a mistake last week with Charlie Lee. I played him too
early, that was my mistake, not Charlie’s. I have to be careful I
don’t do that now with Charlie Allen.
"Sometimes you take those gambles, you
take those chances as a manager. Some I get right and some I get
"You want your match-winners out there
playing. Charlie Allen is a match-winner and Charlie Lee is
definitely a match-winner. We need these players involved."
Fellow midfielder Jack Payne sat out
training earlier in the week, with a shin injury, which Martin
Allen described as "relatively minor."
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