Allen hails young stars

Martin Allen praised Gillingham's younger players after his side's 1-1 draw away to Morecambe.

Last Updated: 16/03/13 at 20:21

Martin Allen: Happy with youngsters

Martin Allen: Happy with youngsters

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The Gills came from behind to extend their superb away record, having now not lost on their travels since October, with goalscorer Bradley Dack and half-time substitute Charlie Allen earning particular praise.

Gillingham's lead at the top of the table was cut from five to four points but they still boast a game in hand over their rivals, who now have just seven matches to close the gap.

After seeing Dack level the scores with his first-ever Football League goal, Allen said: "Bradley has been on the radar for a long time.

"He scored 27 goals in the youth team last year and five goals for us in pre-season and I think I perhaps should have used him more this season.

"Having said that I was going to rest him here because I wondered if three games in a week was going to be too much. But he scored some great goals in training on Friday and looked really sharp and that made my mind up.

"He has a great engine, really looks after himself and gets into great positions and I thought he and Charlie Allen were excellent for us.

"The pace and running ability they have is priceless and their power told in the second half, I think if anyone deserved to win it was us. They had a lot of the ball but didn't really hurt us."

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