Scally wants League One promotion

06 August 2009 02:12
Gillingham chairman Paul Scally believes his newly-promoted League One club is capable of getting promotion to the Championship this season. Gills manager Mark Stimson has previously stated that his aim for the new campaign is simply survival. But Scally told BBC Radio Kent: "We're giving ourselves the opportunity of have another go at the Championship and that will be the task this season. "And who knows? We might even get back in the Championship first hit." Responding to Stimson's cautious approach, Scally said: "I think all managers will look to survival first, because they always want to get past that comfort 50-odd points and I understand that. "But the reality is I think we've got the basis of a team that, if we can keep people relatively injury free, I think we've got the possibility of taking quite a long way. Scally revealed that he is still working hard to add to the squad before their first league game of the season on Saturday at Swindon Town. One man he would like to bring back to the club is Charlton striker Chris Dickson. "I've never worked harder on two or three deals and not got anywhere," added Scally. "It's been a bit frustrating but we'll keep working and persevering and at some stage in the not too distant future, we'll have the result we're looking for." Gillingham had three years in the Championship until they were relegated in 2005. In 2008 they dropped down another division, this time to League Two. But they bounced straight back up via the play-offs in May, with a 1-0 win over Shrewsbury.

Source: BBC_Sport