Published: 05:00, 13 January 2022
Alex MacDonald has made a big impression on Gills caretaker manager Steve Lovell.
MacDonald is assisting Lovell after Steve Evans left the club on Sunday.
The pair met for the first time at training on Monday and soon hit it off.
“I didn’t know him but he’s a great lad, he’s brilliant, and he’s been great for me,” said Lovell.
“He’s helped me with the knowledge of the players, he’s known them for a couple of years now since he’s been there and he’s given me a lot of information.
“Obviously I could see on the training ground what’s going on and how people play in the games I’ve watched.
“But it’s great to have a pair of eyes that understand the background of these players and what they’ve done and what they can achieve, and that is the main thing, what they can achieve, because they haven’t achieved it yet.
“There’s a lot more to come out of all of them.
“They’re a good bunch of players, it’s a good squad, it’s just the way you use them and utilise them and play them in systems or in positions where you’re going to get the best out of them.
“That’s something for me and Alex to work out and our staff to work on, so we’re all in it together.”