Martin Allen wants league title

Martin Allen wants league title
© PA Photos
Martin Allen urges his promoted Gillingham players to win the League Two title.

Gillingham manager Martin Allen has conceded that he has set his players the target of winning the League Two title this season.

Allen saw his side promoted to League One yesterday afternoon thanks to a 1-0 win over Torquay United.

However, rather than settle for that, Allen has turned his attention to winning a trophy.

"It's an amazing feeling. It's been a team effort on and off the field and a lot of people have played their part and helped this club," he said. "We've got proper men in the team, and we've got some young lads who are full of energy and enthusiasm. I had total faith in everybody that they would do the job.

"We're work in progress, that's for sure. There's a lot of work left to be done and we're all looking forward to going out to win the title. First and foremost, our challenge was to get promoted.

"But now we've got the chance to win the championship. We decided a few weeks that we would aim to do that. We could have chucked the kids in, and had a bit of a laugh until the end of the season. The players don't want that and their drive over the past weeks has been about going the whole way."

The Gills can be crowned champions next weekend if they defeat Cheltenham Town.

Gillingham manager Martin Allen during the match against Port Vale on January 12, 2013
Read Next:
Allen: 'We snubbed booze for board games'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Wigan AthleticWigan27186353134060
2Blackburn RoversBlackburn27167450252555
3Shrewsbury TownShrewsbury27167436201655
4Scunthorpe UnitedScunthorpe28148639261350
5Bradford CityBradford28153104439548
6Charlton AthleticCharlton2813783733446
7Rotherham UnitedRotherham281351046361044
8Peterborough UnitedPeterborough2812794637943
9Portsmouth28133123432242
10Oxford UnitedOxford Utd29108114443138
11Gillingham2891093231137
12Doncaster RoversDoncaster2899103231136
13Fleetwood Town28106123943-436
14Bristol Rovers28113143944-536
15Plymouth ArgylePlymouth2998123138-735
16Walsall2789103438-433
17Blackpool2989123440-633
18Northampton TownNorthampton2995152749-2232
19AFC Wimbledon2787122431-731
20Southend UnitedSouthend2887133247-1531
21MK Dons2879122940-1130
22Oldham AthleticOldham2978144053-1329
23Rochdale26410122637-1122
24Bury2855182143-2220
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account