Martin Allen will look to strengthen his squad further in New Year
Martin Allen has revealed he will not be making any further signings in the foreseeable future.
Gillingham signed defensive midfielder David Wright from Crystal Palace on Wednesday on an initial one-month loan deal, but the manager says there will be no more fresh faces until January at the earliest.
He said: “I re-iterated the areas I wanted to strengthen but there will be no more players coming in. We will review it in January and between now and then we will continue to go out and watch matches, look for players, analyse individuals in our current team and see where we need to improve.
“That will all take place in the next three months, and in January I will sing a few carols and knock on Mr. Scally’s door and hopefully he might be generous and improve our 11 again.
“The goalposts have moved though, let’s be open and frank about it – over the past month or so things have changed. Paulo Gazzaniga has joined Southampton for a load of money, the club have picked up a lot of money from the Matt Jarvis deal [the winger having recently joined West Ham United] and Ryan Bertrand keeps playing for England!
“It’s like a cash machine coming in every time these players go off. Mr. Scally god bless him – I spoke to him Wednesday night but since I joined things have changed, he’s increased the budget, he’s made offers to other players which didn’t materialise.
“There is room for improvement – this is a long competition and you can’t just sit back. You have to learn from each game and about yourself and how we are going to get better together and it’s a continual learning process.”
Martin briefly touched on Wright’s arrival and then went on to reveal he has recently moved house, although he was unsure what he would arrive back to following training.
He said: “David came in nice and early Thursday morning. He is an experienced, good player with a strong attitude and I have done my research in the last few days with people I know.
“We didn’t beat Chesterfield and we lost at Crawley so we have got to improve and get better – that’s the job.
“I’m enjoying it here- I moved into my house this morning [Thursday], I don’t know where the furniture will go though because I’m at training.
“I gave the lorry driver the keys at 8 o’clock and I don’t know where he will put everything. God knows where it will all be when I get back, it will be my first night in Gillingham which will be fun!”