Published: 12:00, 04 April 2017
Gillingham’s kitman Bob Lewin has left the club after the players' shirts were left in Kent ahead of a match against MK Dons.
The Gills were prepared to play in their training kit at the weekend - with their proper playing shirts only turning up at the ground just before kick-off.
Gills boss Ady Pennock confirmed that Lewin has been ‘relieved of his duties’ and that Malcolm Stedman was rejoining the backroom team for the remainder of the season.
Pennock said: “I would like to thank Bob for what he has done since he has been here.”
Lewin returned to the club in the summer following Stedman’s retirement but forgetting the kit at the weekend has cost him his job.
The Gills had their training shirts numbered at the MK Dons ground, in their club shop, but in the end they weren’t needed.
Keeper Tomas Holy, standing at 6ft 9inch, was also set to borrow a shirt but the giant keeper thankfully had his own before kick-off.
Getting their shirts in time didn’t do the Gills any favours, however, as they were two goals behind after just 10 minutes. They lost 3-2.
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