Gillingham manager Martin Allen says Bradley Dack has bright future ahead of him as youngster scores first League goal
Bradley Dack scored his first Football League goal on
Saturday and Gillingham boss Martin Allen knows the only way is up
for the youngster.
Allen believes the 19-year-old, pictured, can score goals
at a much higher level than League 2 and only wished that he had
played him more often earlier on.
Allen, who takes his side to Rochdale on Tuesday
night, said: "Dack has been due a goal for ages and we knew he
was going to score soon.
"We were going to rest him as I was thinking that he might not
be able to cope with three starts in a week. But then he scored
three goals in a nine versus nine match which we played at the end
of training and he looked sharp."
Dack scored the equaliser against Morecambe on Saturday to
register his second goal for the Gills. His only other senior goal
came in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy defeat to Crawley at the start
of the season.
"He won’t just score at this level," insisted Allen, who handed
Dack his first senior appearance at Bristol City in the Capital One
Cup in August.
"He will score at the level above and the one above that. He has
got an eye for goal and he scored 27 last year (for the youth
"He scored about five in pre-season and I perhaps made an error
by not playing him more and showing more trust and faith."
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