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‘I have high hopes’ – How has the mood at Gillingham changed since the start of the season?

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Gillingham currently occupy 11th spot in League One, and although Steve Evans’ side have shown sparks of brilliance this season, they remain eight points short of the play-off places.

With all fixtures in the EFL now suspended until April 30 at the earliest, it gives us time to look back and reflect on how the Gills’ season has panned out.

Going into the campaign, it was all change at Priestfield as Steve Evans took the managerial reigns, which at the time saw a mixed reaction from Gills fans.

According to TransferMarkt, there were also more than 13 new arrivals in ME7, with Evans overseeing a large overhaul of the playing squad.

The side started their league season with an away trip to Doncaster Rovers on 3 August 2019. The game ended in a 1-1 draw in South Yorkshire.

We look back at how fans felt at the time on today’s FLW Rewind…

Alex Jakubiak’s opener in the 30th minute was cancelled out by Kieran Sadlier’s volley in first-half stoppage time as the spoils were shared at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Despite that being Evans’ first competitive game in charge of Gillingham, he was not in the dugout as he begun a four-match touchline ban for a previous offence when he was Peterborough manager.

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Although there were encouraging signs against Doncaster, the Gills won just two of their first ten league games, and by November, the Kent side were in 14th place in the table.

However, form quickly turned, and between December and February, the side went fifteen games without defeat in the competition.

Now, with nine games to go, Gills fans will be hoping that their side can push for the top-six and come out of the season with some success to show for their efforts.


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