Martin Allen pleased with the strikers he has available

Manager Martin Allen is adamant he has enough forward options in the squad despite having Antonio German recalled by parent club Brentford earlier in the week.

The striker scored one goal in seven appearances for the club before returning to Griffin Park on Tuesday, but Martin is more than happy with the options available.

He said: “It’s a loss but we definitely have the strikers to cope with it. Myles Weston is back from his injury and he’s had a few days training now.

“Birchy played at Dagenham in the reserve on Tuesday and he was outstanding. We’ve got more than enough forwards.”

More than 10,000 people have come through the turnstiles at Priestfield for the last two home games against Accrington and Plymouth, and Martin is hoping for more of the same when Rotherham visit on Monday.

He added: “The backing has been amazing; I don’t think any of us will forget the Plymouth game. I thought it was a pivotal, special game. If you are going to highlight a day that was going to be significant in our season, at that moment in time, that would have been the one.

“The players were outstanding and the supporters really got behind them and the players went up another level in speed, aggression and belief.

“You have to give credit to the players and the supporters.

“I know what it’s going to be like on Monday – this place will be absolutely rammed and I know what they want, and we will deliver.

“It is just 24/7 – work, team, club, squad, supporters. I don’t care about Easter, I don’t care about April Fools Day, let’s just get this job done as quickly as possible.”

Finally Martin was asked if he takes any pleasure, without naming any names, when he gains a positive result over other Managers.

He replied: “Yes. I think I get on with about 99.9% of the managers in the Football League, Championship, Division One and Division Two and the Conference – I speak to them and have banter with all of them.

“I talk to people privately and I tell people what I think face to face, I don’t go public or outside where I should go.

“That’s how it will always be; I would never openly criticise or comment on what other people do.”

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