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In opposition: Gillingham - what they're saying

19 October 2021

Steve Evans took over the reins at Gillingham Football Club in June 2019. Since his arrival, the Gills have served as a mid-table Sky Bet League One team with back-to-back 10th place finishes.

In March 2021, Evans was named League One Manager of the Month with his team collecting 17 of a possible 24 points during the month. The Glasgow native arrived to Priestfield Stadium after spending just under one year at the helm of Peterborough United (February 2018 – January 2019). Other stops for Evans include stints at Rotherham (2012-15), Leeds United (2015-16) and Mansfield Town (2016-18) just to name a few. 

In his playing days, Evans scored 28 goals in 76 games for Albion Rovers from 1981-84, while scoring six times in 24 games for St. Johnstone from 1985-86. 

 

Manager Steve Evans ahead of the game:

On the injuries leading into the game against Doncaster Rovers… 

“Again through injury, we will need to change the team. Our injuries at present are horrific, but we will train and see who is available. Our options are thin on the ground, but it is what it is.

“We need to work hard and smart if we are to win games in League One this season. We know that with the smallest budget in League One, we will need to find a point of difference, and that will be our focus. Do not forget that we have some top players at the Gills, and we need them now to be at their very best.” 

 

On the supporters being behind the team… 

“The supporters were brilliant [against Sunderland]. I love them so much and feel for them. They are desperate for success.” 

 

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