Gills boss tells squad to grow up

07 September 2010 02:13
Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler has said his players need to "grow up" following their 5-4 defeat at Bury.It leaves the Gills with just three points from five league games, and still without a victory this season. [LNB]Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent that reviewing their match day performance would be "a video nasty". [LNB]He added: "There needs to be a few home truths, players have got to start growing up a bit. We've got to start getting results." [LNB]He added: "It's a new manager, it's a new coaching team, it's a different league and we've got to start changing things, our mentality has got to be better. [LNB]"We're five games in now - three points is just not good enough. [LNB]"We've dropped 12 points and the longer it goes on, the harder it's going to be. [LNB]"We've got to go and win our next five games as far as I'm concerned that's the task. [LNB]"It's a tall order but for me it's something we can achieve but we've got to start believing in it." [LNB]Hessenthaler also admitted that he will not hesitate to loan out those players who do not start performing. [LNB]"The loan market opens on Tuesday and if people are not going to do their jobs then there will be a few going the other way and we'll try to get a few in," he said. [LNB]"The chairman has been fantastic - he's backed us, he knows what we've got to do. [LNB]"But it's the players who have to grow up - it's as simple as that."

Source: BBC_Sport