Gillingham manager Martin Allen heaps praise on forward line ahead of visit of League 2 top scorers Port Vale
Martin Allen is delighted with the efforts of
Deon Burton and Danny Kedwell so far this
Picture: Barry Goodwin
Gillingham manager Martin Allen was keen to big-up his own
forward line ahead of Saturday's visit from League 2’s top
scorers Port Vale.
Danny Kedwell and Deon Burton are both in double figures with
just over half of the season gone.
In the last two fixtures Allen has played Adam Birchall and
Burton up front but all have played their part, according to the
He said: "Danny Kedwell came on (last weekend) up front on his
own and he did a fantastic job holding the ball up and bringing
people into play. Adam Birchall terrorised their back-four by
getting behind their full-backs.
"It is a matter of time before Birchall scores and playing away
from home he has had to play a different kind of role. On Saturday,
Birchall will be right there.
"Deon Burton exudes confidence, quality, dedication and
professionalism and has the match-winning ability to score great
"When we haven’t got the ball, all our players defend and
Burton, Kedwell, Birchall and Ben Strevens are all players who have
shown that dedication, as has Myles Weston."
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