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Gillingham boss Steve Lovell will decide who goes, who stays at Priestfield

Manager Steve Lovell is relishing the prospect of reshaping the Gillingham team this summer.

And finding a solution to their lack of potency upfront will be top of his agenda.

The goals have dried up in the latter stages of the season, scoring just three times in their last nine games, one of those coming from the penalty spot.

Gillingham Manager Steve Lovell Picture: Andy Jones
Gillingham Manager Steve Lovell Picture: Andy Jones

He said: “It is an exciting time because we know, as a group of staff, that we are not far off competing with everybody in this league.

“We know what is needed, the boys we would like to keep and the boys out there that we would like to bring in. There are so many players being touted around. There are targets out there that we would like and I will sit down with the chairman in the next couple of weeks and try and get it moving.

“We have to be a lot better in front of goal. There are a couple of factors in it; it is creativeness and people not finishing off chances or not being in the right place at the right time in the box.

“We know where we need to improve, everybody knows where we need to improve, the stats don't lie. Defensively we have been very good but we need to start scoring, creating a lot more chances and taking them.”

The Gills play their final game of the season on Saturday – with a 5.30pm kick off. Players will be attending a family fun day on Sunday and Lovell plans to meet them individually on Tuesday.

Read more on the Gills in this week's Medway Messenger newspaper

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