Martin Allen grateful to Paul Scally for funding Gillingham's short-break in Yorkshire
Gillingham are back in Kent this
weekend after returning from a five-day trip to Yorkshire.
Boss Martin Allen was pleased to have
been able to take the players away and he thanked chairman Paul
Scally for funding the trip.
Mr Scally flew in from Dubai to join
up with the squad, as the Gills gained a win at Bradford and a
point in York.
"We all appreciated it and it was his
idea," said Allen. "He suggested it all. He booked us in good
hotels and we all had good food, for a club at this level, and I
like having him around.
"It is difficult for Mr Scally because
he lives in Dubai and when he comes over I see it as part of our
job to involve him.
"The players all appreciate not only
the costing but the support he gives us.
"The first person on the phone to me
after that Wycombe game (last week when the Gills lost at home) was
"It is not nice when things don’t go
well but he took everyone up north. He is like part of the team
and, of course, it’s his football club. He never interferes with
what we do and I know Mr Scally is happy with four points (from two
away games) at this stage of the season."
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