Gillingham manager Martin Allen delighted with impact veteran striker Deon Burton is making at Priestfield
Gillingham manager Martin Allen saluted his most senior player,
Deon Burton, after his class finish at Bristol Rovers on
Burton, pictured, volleyed home a minute before half-time
to double Gillingham’s lead as Allen’s men retained top spot in
League 2 with a 2-0 win.
And Allen praised the 36-year-old striker – who took his goal
tally into double figures – for keeping in top shape.
Allen said: "He has been a fantastic professional and we’ve got
these men that have had such good footballing careers.
"Deon has played in the World Cup and the Premier League and
looks after himself. He doesn’t train on the pitch as much as
others do. Adam Barrett is exactly the same. They are top
"They are not playing around here. They haven’t come to
Gillingham to get a few quid at the end of their careers. Deon is a
great example of the type of people we want to represent our
"Don’t come here and have a holiday, come here and let’s crack
on and do it."
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