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GAFFER: WE WON'T GET CARRIED AWAY

13 February 2015

Gillingham's new Manager Justin Edinburgh talks to the press ahead of his first home game in charge against MK Dons

Justin Edinburgh says his players must keep their feet firmly on the floor as the club look to extend their run of fine form against MK Dons at the weekend.

Gillingham are unbeaten in their last six matches and the club’s new boss celebrated his first win as Manager in a 2-1 win over Peterborough on Tuesday night.

Justin said he was pleased to get off to a good start but has outlined there is no room for complacency.

He said: “I was delighted to get off with a positive result and our second half performance was excellent.

“It’s a case of keeping everyone level headed and their feet firmly on the floor because one thing we certainly won’t do is get carried away with the run we are on and the performances we are putting in.

“I know Karl [Robinson] well and I know he was there with his staff assessing us so I’m sure he will be making his players fully aware of what we are about and the threats we pose.

“On the other side we’ve got to show them the respect they deserve, they’ve had a good season and are one of the top teams in the division.

“But before me, and even now, the team have acquitted themselves well against the top sides and we will be looking to continue that Saturday.”

The Manager outlined how first few days at the club have developed and thanked everyone at Priestfield for their kind welcome.

He added: “It couldn’t have gone any better, the players and staff have been excellent. Everyone connected to the club has been fantastic towards myself and the settling in period has been brilliant.

“It’s a bit of a whirlwind in your first week and you have that midweek game and it doesn’t allow you much time to settle in but it’s been very good.

“I think what I do look forward to is managing my first game here at Priestfield in front of the fans and credit to the people on Tuesday night, the noise they made and the support that they gave the players certainly got us over that finish line.”

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