Gillingham manager Martin Allen was pleased to return to winning ways at Priestfield after beating Plymouth Argyle
Gillingham boss Martin Allen was
pleased to see his team get their rewards after a much-improved
home performance against Plymouth.
Wins have been hard to come by
consistently for the Gills at Priestfield, but they bossed
Saturday’s game to take a deserved victory.
"Without a shadow of a doubt it was
the best performance for a while," said Allen, pictured.
"The plan from Tuesday morning was to
put a positive plan of action into place where we had to try and
turn it around and not just have an acceptance that at this time of
year anxiety and tension is high.
"Winning at home in front of your own
supporters is difficult and it’s not just at Gillingham. It is the
same right through. That’s how it is but we thought we would do
something about it.
"The players have worked and trained
tremendously hard and it doesn’t come through luck."
The Gills started the game brightly
and opened the scoring through young loanee Antonio German. Fellow
youngster Bradley Dack also impressed, but Allen was keen to
acknowledge the team’s performance.
"It was good to watch," he said. "It
was nice to see our team to play with a lot more confidence and
belief in front of our home supporters.
"Credit has to go to the players, for
the work they have put in. I was very proud at the end. I was stood
in the corner and saw the ovation and listened to the atmosphere
throughout the afternoon from our supporters and it took a lot of
courage and the players put in the performance and the supporters,
I think, enjoyed it
"Both (Dack and German are) young,
both full of energy and running power and both the lads did great.
Bradley is a very good player and was very unlucky not to score
again and Antonio gives us something different.
"I am not going to single anyone out
and it certainly wasn’t a master tactical move by me. All our
players in our squad can play in that team and now all the players
on that bench will play Tuesday or Saturday because we have three
games in a week.
"The players deserved the credit at
the end that they got from all of our supporters staying behind and
they lifted the roof off. We will probably have to get health and
safety in because the noise levels were quite incredible."
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