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Gillingham manager Ady Pennock on not scoring in first three games of the season

Gillingham head coach Ady Pennock insists his goalshy team will start firing soon.

Gills fans have yet to see their side score in the first three games of the season but Pennock is confident about their ability infront of goal.

He said: “We just need a lucky one to come off someone’s backside, or whatever, and hopefully the floodgates will open because I believe in all the players, I really do.

Gillingham head coach Ady Pennock. Picture: Andy Jones
Gillingham head coach Ady Pennock. Picture: Andy Jones

“It’s not just the centre-forwards, if you look at the centre-halves, the defenders, they have all had chances. I have got plenty of faith in them, that’s for sure.

“Yes, people will be disappointed we haven’t scored a goal yet but it’s only the second league game of the season and I want everyone to keep onboard.

“The good thing is that we are creating chances. We will be okay.”

Gillingham’s best route to goal against Bradford at the weekend was from set plays but the chances went begging, with only two of their 11 opportunities at goal being on target.

Pennock said: “Lee Martin (who was taking corners and free-kicks) was right on the button, except the one that was ballooned at the far stick, but other than that his delivery from set plays was very good.

“Mark Byrne and Connor Ogilvie’s throws were a handful. We have players who want to put their head on it and that’s important.

“We just need a little flukey one to go in and hopefully the floodgates will open.”

Read the full story in Monday's Medway Messenger as part of five pages of Gills coverage

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