Allen keeping Kedwell grounded
Gillingham manager Martin Allen has heaped praise on Danny Kedwell after the striker's two goals set up a 3-1 win over Bradford.
Kedwell opened the scoring with a brilliant lob for the first while his second came from the penalty spot after Garry Thompson's foul on Charlie Lee. Bradford responded with a penalty of their own which was converted by substitute Nahki Wells but with two minutes left debutant Myles Weston sealed Allen's first league win as Gills boss.
While Allen was delighted with Kedwell's display he wants to see more consistent performances from the frontman.
"Danny Kedwell played well, and his first goal was exquisite. He's a top-class professional," said Allen. "He's hungry, he's a listener, he helps the other plays, but there's still an awful lot more to come from him. It's not good enough that he only scored seven goals from open play last season.
"I don't agree with giving him man of the match, to be honest. I think that prize is a load of old pants. We work as a team. We all win as a unit."
Allen added: "It was a good start to the season, especially against a team who are going to be right up there at the end of the campaign. Maybe we didn't play as well as we could have done, but all-in-all it's a good day. "Room for improvement" would be the school report."