Gillingham boss Martin Allen puts the emphasis on points rather than style
By Luke Cawdell
Points are all that matter for Gillingham now, insists boss
His side have been in the League 2 promotion places all season
and just 11 games remain.
And Allen (pictured) admits style has to take a back seat as the
Gills chase automatic promotion and the league title. He said:
"Has it been great to watch? No. No, no, no it hasn’t, but at the
moment it’s get the job done and do the basics right.
"Don’t give away silly goals, keep your concentration and every
point we pick up is a good point.
"It is tight and it is difficult. We want everyone to play with
freedom and confidence and knock the ball around playing great
football but now take a reality check and get down to the real
"We have seven weeks to go, we are sitting top of the league and
everyone now expects us to go up. It’s game on and difficult for
the players but it will get easier."
The Gills have unexpectedly dropped points at home throughout
the second half of the season but Allen knows his team just have to
keep their nerve.
He said: "It is a little bit frustrating but it is happening
right through all the leagues with the teams at the top."
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