Gillingham defender Leon Legge has helped keep things tight at the back in League 2 since signing from Brentford
Adam Barrett and Leon
Legge have formed a solid partnership for Gillingham in
Picture: Barry Goodwin
Leon Legge believes the club’s
strength at the back is being helped by consistency in the team
Boss Martin Allen has rarely messed
with the line-up at the back for Gillingham and the club currently
boast one of the best defensive records in the Football League.
The central defender, 27, joined
from Brentford at the end of December and has played in the last
nine games – five of which have ended in a clean sheet for Allen’s
A central defensive partnership
with Adam Barrett is bringing rewards and Legge said: "It’s a good
little partnership that we have going.
"I am a firm believer that you
can’t tinker too much with the back four. It has happened before at
one of my old clubs, where in two months I had three or four
different centre-half partners.
"Every player is different and to
try and get used to playing alongside someone you need to have
"When you have got someone there
every week and you know what he is going to do in certain
situations and he knows what you are going to do, it is good to
"When you know what the right-back
and the centre-half are going to do, everything falls into place
and that is why, at the moment, we are getting those clean
Legge scored his first Gills goal
on Saturday, with the opener in the 2-1 win over Dagenham.
Read more from Leon Legge
in Friday's Medway Messenger newspaper.
- Click here for more news from across the county...