Gillingham: Martin Allen laughs off receiving a fan's letter of complaint

Martin Allen

Gillingham boss Martin Allen this week received a letter complaining about the League Two leaders' recent results.

The Gills have drawn their last three matches, are five points clear and have been in the top two since 27 August.

"I had a wonderful letter, it did make me smile," Allen told BBC Radio Kent.

"I write back to everybody but the person that wrote this letter never put his name - what a shame. If he'd put his address I would have gone straight round for a chat over a cup of tea."

Despite their hat-trick of draws, the Gills are eight points ahead of fourth-place Cheltenham with only seven games left.

On Saturday, Accrington Stanley visit Priestfield following back-to-back wins - most recently a 4-0 thumping of Wimbledon.

Tuesday night's victory saw Stanley's new signing Francis Jeffers net a brace - his first goals in English football for over four years.

"Jeffers has great ability, he can score goals and you never lose that skill," Allen said.

"Accrington are a cornered team that are dangerous, they'll bite and snarl and come after us.

"It's up to us to stand up to it - I told the players in July we would get promoted and it was just a matter of when.

"I've genuinely believed that from day one. I just knew."