Martin Allen claims a win over Dagenham & Redbridge, the monthly manager award and returned top of the league
Gills manager Martin Allen ends a happy week
with a win Pic: Barry Goodwin
Gillingham manager Martin Allen rounded off a “special
week” with victory over Dagenham at Priestfield on Saturday.
It was a week in which the Gills boss was named manager of the
month in League 2 for January and one which ended with his side
back on top of the table.
The Gills have bounced back from the televised home defeat to
Wycombe by picking up seven points from nine and returning to the
top of the table.
Allen said: “It has been a special week. The real test when you
are a manager is when you don’t play well, bits and pieces happen
and you get a defeat and it’s not good.
“Prior to the last 20 minutes against Wycombe, we had done all
right, believe it or not but everyone says ‘your rubbish’. Everyone
says everything you are doing is wrong.
“I don’t listen to all that, I can’t. We got all our players
together to believe in themselves and there was a reaction from the
players and the staff and the supporters, all together as a team.
That is what makes it special.
“It is easy when it is all going so well, like it was earlier in
the season. It is when those testing times come along, that’s when
you earn the award as manager of the month.”
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