Gills boss hoping for more time

10 February 2010 01:11
Gillingham manager Mark Stimson has asked for more time to lead them away from the relegation zone - but admits he does not know if he will get it.Tuesday's 1-0 defeat by Tranmere was the Gills' ninth game without a win and saw them drop into the bottom three. [LNB]Stimson told BBC Radio Kent: "I would love to stay in charge and turn it around because that would give me so much satisfaction - but who knows? [LNB]"I'm realistic because this is a results business." [LNB]Gillingham face Yeovil on Saturday, looking for their first win in 2010 and their first away victory of the season. [LNB]Stimson said: "Touch wood, I'll be in charge at Yeovil. [LNB]"If I am I'll put a team out that will surprise a few people. [LNB] [LNB][LNB] "Knowing the personnel they won't be shy at getting on the ball and playing, and that's the way we will get out of this." [LNB]Stimson, who signed a three-and-a-half year contract in November 2007, said talks with chairman Paul Sculley had been "positive." [LNB]"I would love to stay in charge with the chance of turning things around because this is fantastic job at a fantastic club that has a fantastic backing," he said. [LNB]He added that key players Simeon Jackson and Andy Barcham had not been at their best. [LNB]"Simeon has not been playing anywhere near his best while Andy Barcham is not firing on all cylinders," he said. [LNB]"If players are lacking confidence I want them to tell me. [LNB]"If they don't want to play then I'll give someone else a chance. Unless a player has been really awful, I would be looking to keep unchanged sides for the next three games. [LNB]"We're at the business end of the season so points are vital."

Source: BBC_Sport