Myles Weston misses the trip to Morecambe but boss Martin Allen hails the impact of former QPR striker Antonio German
Myles Weston’s ankle injury will keep him out
of this weekend’s game at Morecambe.
Gills boss Martin Allen revealed on Thursday
that it is still too soon for the front-man to return.
Weston (pictured) had missed the last
three Gillingham games through injury and won’t be rushed back.
Allen said: “Myles won’t be fit. He has
stepped up his training a little bit and we do need him because he
is a good player.
“He will need a few days training to make sure
his ankle is secure and there is no reaction and then we can step
Weston’s pace has been a key ingredient for
the Gills this season but his absence has been mitigated by the
arrival of on-loan Brentford forward Antonio German.
And it was from Weston’s recommendation that
prompted Allen to make a move for the former QPR man.
“Myles is chuffed to bits that German has done
well because he is the one who recommended him,” said Allen, who
had also seen the player during his youth days at QPR.
“When he scored on Saturday I looked around
and Myles had the biggest grin in Priestfield.
“He has been a good scout for us but we want
him back on the pitch.”
Allen had been impressed with German’s
contribution so far, praising his attitude on and off the
The Gills boss said: “He wanted a chance and
he’s slept at my house and he sleeps wherever he can. He is young
and hungry and is a pleasure to have at the training ground.
“He has been a breath of fresh air and when he
came here he didn’t ask for anything. He just wants the play and I
love that about him. All he cares about is training and
German (right) had to drop down the leagues
following his release from QPR but Allen believes he has the talent
to fight his way back up.
“I shout at him and I’m on at him all the
time,” said Allen. “It’s tough love but he could go all the way to
“There is no point being average and just
doing enough. We don’t want that at Gillingham.
“Last Tuesday all the staff were in at 6.30am,
some even before that, and everyone was in for eight to be on that
bus to Exeter. That’s why we are top of the league. There are no
Pictures: Barry Goodwin
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