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League Two

Allen keeping feet on the ground

16 September 2012

Gillingham manager Martin Allen refused to get too carried away despite watching his side beat Bristol Rovers 4-0 and cement their spot at the top of npower League Two.

Danny Kedwell's early double set the Gills on their way before a third from Charlie Lee on the stroke of half-time and a late fourth from Chris Whelpdale sealed the points.

Allen's side are now six games unbeaten in the League and have already opened a three-point lead on second-placed Port Vale.

"It was a cracking start. We took the chances when they came. Got a clean sheet and scored four goals and sometimes that is worth an extra point," said Allen.

"I've said to the players that could be important come next March when we are fighting for promotion.

"It was a great atmosphere and in that second half we tried to play some good football, and pass it around.

"There is more to do though, there is always improvements to be made. I said to the players in the dressing room we need to play better. We need to pass it better, quicker, faster, move around the pitch quicker."

For Rovers boss Mark McGhee it was a tough result to stomach as his troops remain winless this season.

"That was a long day in the office," he said. "To go two down in the manner that we did it was an impossible task.

"I need to ask myself, am I putting too much faith in these players? At the end it did feel like men against boys, and maybe I need to look at some loans to bring a little bit of experience to this group."


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