Gillingham defender Leon Legge has impressed boss Martin Allen since his arrival from Brentford
Martin Allen described Leon Legge’s
performance on Tuesday night as “awesome”, as he helped the side to
a second straight clean sheet.
Legge (pictured), 27, joined the Gills at
the start of the year from Brentford on a two and a half year
“He is just coming up to the fitness levels
that we need,” said Gills boss Allen, who has played the defender
from the start in the last eight games.
“He didn’t play for a long time at
Brentford but he went straight into our team and for big units like
he is it sometimes takes a while to get up to full match fitness
and sharpness. It does take time.
“On Saturday (against Bradford) he was
fantastic and Leon on Tuesday (at York) was the Leon I have seen
hundreds of times before. He was awesome.”
The Gills are, however, now likely to be without Charlie Allen
for several weeks, after he damaged his hand on Tuesday night.
“I saw the hand at half-time and there was
no way he could have carried on,” said the Gills boss.
“I thought he did really well in the first
half. He has great energy and great legs and passed the ball well.
It was a blow to lose him.
“He has had a bit of a dip in form but he
is really young and new to all this. He might be an Allen but this
is new to Charlie. Twenty months ago he was working on a building
site. He is probably going to be out for a while now.”
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