Gillingham chairman Paul Scally employed current manager Justin Edinburgh in February 2015 from Newport County, after the sacking of Peter Taylor on New Years’ Eve and a month of ‘The Gang of Four’ – which included Andy Hessenthaler, Mark Patterson, Steve Lovell and Darren Hare – after the club were looming just above the relegation zone.
At the end of the 2014/15 campaign, the former Tottenham Hotspur and Southend United defender had led the Gills to a 12th-position in Sky Bet League One.
His first full year, would become one of the Kent side’s most promising and successful campaigns in years, well until January anyway.
Edinburgh had Gillingham chasing an automatic promotion spot for the first part of the 2015/16 season, after being top for a number of weeks.
Although the Priestfield club steadily fell down the third-tier table after January, most prominently beginning after the televised 3-2 loss to eventual champions Wigan Athletic. They eventually finished 9th in the league.
The chairman has given the boss a good budget for this division, and with the personnel within the squad Gillingham should definitely be higher in the table than the current 18th (as of writing this) as they are now.
This has led to Edinburgh to be under immense pressure from the supporters, despite the man himself saying he felt ‘no pressure’.
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