GOALCAM: GILLS 1-1 CHESTERFIELD

Max Ehmer scored his sixth goal of the season against Chesterfield on Tuesday and our Goalcam was on hand to capture the key action!
The Gills captain rose highest to head home Ryan Jackson’s throw on 67 minutes, but there was plenty more goalmouth action, including Rory Donnelly thumping the post on the half-hour.
Ehmer also inadvertently moved our GoPro with his shot shortly before his headed opener, as Goalcam viewers will see in the video!

 

GOALCAM: BRADFORD 2-2 GILLS

Ady Pennock’s Gillingham battled to a 2-2 draw away at promotion-chasing Bradford City on Saturday, and our Goalcam was on hand to capture the key action!

Watch as Josh Wright scores his sixth goal of the season on his 300th career league appearance, and enjoy Deji Oshilaja’s exquisite finish as he claimed his second in as many games for the Gills.

The Gills return to action on Saturday when they face Port Vale at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium in Sky Bet League One.

LIST: “I’M CONFIDENT IN MY ABILITY”

Elliott List is hoping to build on his performance in his first league start for the Gills in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Oldham and show supporters what he is capable of.

Gills head coach Ady Pennock spoke of the importance of wingers in his first press conference at the club last week, and was impressed with List’s display at the Sportsdirect.com Park on Saturday.

The 19-year-old made a couple of mazy runs down the right-wing against the Latics, before being substituted for Rory Donnelly in the 68th minute.

List on…his first league start: “I just wanted to show the fans what I can do, [to] try and be positive and create something for the team.

“That’s my game, I try and create chances. I still think I can bring more. It [Saturday] wasn’t the best performance I have had, and it wasn’t the worst, but you can always do better, no matter who you are.”

List on…his personal game: “I’ve been practicing one-on-ones with [first-team coach] Steve Lovell, who has been helping me. I’ve been getting at the full-back and trying to get crosses in, while trying to get a lot of the ball.

“I am confident in my ability. I know what I can do. I just have to show everyone else that I am doing the right things; getting balls into the box and scoring goals for the team.”

List on… the new management: “Everyone wants to get behind him [Pennock] and get results for him. We’re devastated we didn’t get the result [on Saturday], but we have to go to Sheffield United and bounce back.”

List on…drawing fouls from the opposition: “I’ve always had that from a young age. I’m always going to get fouled as I am quick, but I don’t mind as long as we get free-kicks in good areas, it’s a positive.

PENNOCK: “WE WANT TO HIT THE GROUND RUNNING”

Recently-appointed Head Coach Ady Pennock hopes to hit the ground running and pick up points in his first few matches in charge of the Gills, starting at Oldham Athletic on Saturday, January 14.

The new management team of Pennock, Steve Lovell, Jamie Day and Neil Withington were accompanied by Gills chairman Paul Scally in their first press conference at the club on Friday morning.

Pennock, a former captain and fan-favourite, took his first training session in charge shortly after the press conference, and is looking forward to the challenge ahead.

Pennock on…being back at the club: “I am delighted. Everybody knows what I think of the football club. The chairman gave me a call a couple of days ago and asked me to be Head Coach; it was great.

“I had some fantastic times here as a player, obviously playing at Wembley twice was great, and I have a rapport with the supporters. Long may that continue.

“I am very pleased to be here, and very excited. With the backing of the chairman and with Steve [Lovell] and Jamie [Day], two very good coaches, plus Neil [Withington], one of the best fitness coaches around, the boys will be working very hard on and off the pitch.”

Pennock on…the Gills supporters: “I want to get this place rocking and rolling again. When we were here last time it was a fantastic place. The supporters are absolutely top draw, both home and away.

“The amount of support we take on the road and the noise they make is phenomenal, and we’d like for that to carry on and get their bums off the seats when we’re winning games.”

Pennock on…the January transfer window: “We’ve had lots of conversations and I’ve had agents calling me. It’s January, there are players whose loan spells end and there are contacts expiring.

“There’s not going to be wholesale changes, but there are going to be two or three players coming in, and, unfortunately, two or three going out.

“We have to make those decisions very quickly, because we want to come in here and hit the ground running. We’re not here to just make up the numbers; we want to get result straight away.”

You can watch the full press conference below: