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"Gillingham Will Be Wounded By Heavy Defeat And We Need To Be Wary Of That"

1 February 2022

Lunt says 7-2 home loss and arrival of Neil Harris as manager will only create a very different Gillingham this evening,.

Crewe Alexandra’s assistant manager, Kenny Lunt, believes that tonight’s opponents Gillingham would have been wounded and hurt by Saturday’s 7-2 home defeat to Oxford United and that they will all have a point to prove in front of their new manager Neil Harris.

In a crucial encounter at the bottom of League One, Lunt expects the Gills to be a transformed side to the one that was on the receiving end of such a heavy defeat at the weekend.

Lunt told the club’s official website that everyone will be expecting a response from the Gills on their home patch again this evening. He told us: “When you suffer a heavy defeat like they did against Oxford you look to respond quickly. We had the same when Oxford did the same to us last season.

“You look to recover as quickly as you can and Gillingham will be looking to do that, especially with Neil (Harris) being appointed as their new manager. They will have a point to prove and will look to impress the new manager.

“They will just want the game to come around again and there will be no better response than beating us and getting closer to us, so we have to be wary of that.

“It is a tough place to go anyway. They have good players, effective players and it is tough. We were well beaten there last season, so we know what can happen if you do not stand up to that.

“We want to go there, play our football, pass the ball to each other and do the other side of the game well too because we will need to.”


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