Gills head coach Ady Pennock speaks to the media after Sunday's 0-0 draw with Northampton Town secures the club's League One status
Head coach Ady Pennock said he felt emotional after Sunday's fighting 0-0 draw against Northampton Town at Sixfields Stadium secured the Gills' Sky Bet League One status for the 2017/18 campaign.
Josh Wright had a penalty save as the Gills dominated a nervy encounter, but Port Vale's failure to beat Fleetwood Town at Highbury saw the Staffordshire side drop out of England's third tier.
It's an ePennock on...staying up: "motional day to be honest. I’m very happy for everybody at the club. This game is phenomenal; you can be so happy one minute and down the next. That's why we love it so much. I thought we played very well today and I thought we deserved the three points, so I've got to give the players a lot of credit. I'm very happy to have stayed in this league.
"With everything that’s gone on over the last 12 weeks, I thought Port Vale were going to score [late on against Fleetwood]. We’ve been tested massively since I’ve been here, both in the changing room and off the pitch. Somebody said to me that I should write a book about the last few weeks, they've been unbelievably tough.
"I was desperate for us to score today for the fans; they were fantastic. I also want to give credit to my staff, too, who have worked so hard."
"I've got a project in place to show the chairman. We’ve got to start again; we need to get people in who care about this football club. We need stability here. We should never have been in this position, it’s a fantastic club. I want people to run through walls for the shirt."Pennock on...his future:
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