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Steve Lovell reacts to Gillingham's 2-0 League 1 victory over Sheffield United

By Craig Tucker
Steve Lovell Picture: Barry Goodwin
Steve Lovell Picture: Barry Goodwin

Justin Edinburgh was happy to take a back seat as Gillingham's caretaker management team signed off on a five-match unbeaten run.

New boss Edinburgh was introduced to the squad before watching from the stands alongside assistant Andy Hessenthaler as Gills beat Sheffield United 2-0.

Steve Lovell, part of the four-man team who held the fort after Peter Taylor's sacking, will also work with Edinburgh as first-team coach.

Lovell said: "We asked him if he wanted an input but he's just come in so he was quite prepared just to let us do it for today.

"We just went out and picked the side that we thought would cause them a few problems.

"It's a matter of going out there and playing a game of football.

"That's what we told the players before the game, just go out and do what you've been doing for the last three or four games.

"First half we had a few problems but we sorted them out for the second half and I've just said to them that it's all right saying things and planning things, it's actually doing them.

"Second half they took on board what we'd talked about and they deserved their victory in the end."

Lovell can't wait to start working with Edinburgh, who will be in charge for the first time at Peterborough on Tuesday.

He added: "I'm relishing the chance of working with Andy and the gaffer and I'm looking forward to the rest of the season.

"There's more to come from these boys and I'm sure we'll get it out of them.

"We'll work with him, whatever he wants. Me and Andy will give him information if he needs it, about the players and the club.

"It's an exciting time for everybody here. All the players can't wait for Tuesday."

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