Whites earned a hard-fought draw against an energetic Gillingham side this afternoon. Brennan Dickenson headed Gills into an early lead whilst Ricky Miller scored a superb lob on the quarter hour mark to level.

‘It was a good workout for us.’ said Chris. ‘It took us a while to get going, but once we got into the game you could not tell the difference between the two sides. We used this like it was out first league game and Gillingham took it seriously as well, so it was a good match to be in.’

Chris also looked ahead to an important two weeks prior to the season kick off. ‘We have eight training sessions and two matches in that time. Tuesday’s game will be for the others to have a runout and then Saturday will be a more settled line up like today.’ He added ‘A lot can happen in a fortnight, but we are getting there.’

Chris also confirmed triallist Naby Diallo has signed up for the season ahead. ‘He is a good addition to the squad’ beamed Chris. ‘He can play anywhere across midfield and play off the front as well. He may be little, but he is tough and scores goals and I am really happy with the signing.’

He also concluded ‘We are still looking to add another two or three to the squad in order to keep improving.’*Lpic1*