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Evans | "Fans will not be disappointed"

Gills new boss optimistic ahead of the new league season.

7 June 2019

New Gaffer keen to make his side hard to beat.

Steve Evans is confident Gills supporters will not be disappointed with the style of Football that will be on offer next season.

The former Leeds United and Rotherham boss officially took charge at Priestfield on Saturday having been unveiled to the media the week before, and alongside Paul Raynor the Manager is putting the finishing touches on pre-season plans and looking at potential targets.

Evans is hopeful his team will demonstrate a relentless nature to make them hard to beat.

Speaking to the club’s official website he said: “I think we need to be competitive on the sidelines and when you build competitive teams you’re not going to please opposition supporters.

“The Rainham End have seen my teams come here, they’ve seen a fairly exciting Peterborough United performance here. They know how we like to play, we like to be on the front foot, we like to play when we can with two strikers and we like to give plenty of width in our team.

“We want to give them [the fans] a team that’s relentless but also have the ability to keep possession at times and hold on to the ball. They’ll not be disappointed with the style of play. They like to get it down in the right areas but it’s got to be in the right areas, we’re not Manchester City with two hundred million or whatever it is to spend, but we can be very effective.”

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On the subject of player recruitment, the Manager has identified a number of names which have now been given to the Chairman to try and sort deals for, where possible.

Steve added: “I’ve given the Chairman some players’ names that he can get on with in the next number of days and we’ll come into the building and go in to meet the players and their representatives and try and pull it together very quickly.

“I’ll do my bit in terms of showing them the vision, where we are, where we want to be, where they’ll fit into that pattern in terms of the team etc, and then of course Tom and the Chairman can stick at doing what they’re best at agreeing the deals, that’s their business, not mine.”

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