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Gillingham have turned to veteran kitman Malcolm Stedman after Bob Lewin loses his job

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.

Elliott List in his modified Gills shirt at MK Picture: Ady Kerry
Elliott List in his modified Gills shirt at MK Picture: Ady Kerry

Stedman retired at the end of last season at the age of 74.

Pennock said: “I would like to thank Bob for what he has done since he has been here.”

Bob Lewin Picture: Steve Crispe
Bob Lewin Picture: Steve Crispe

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.

Malcolm Stedman
Malcolm Stedman

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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