Date: 2nd January 2016 at 1:12pm
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When you’re working with someone you get on with it’ll always help, which thankful is the case with Justin Edinburgh and Gillingham chairman Paul Scally with this positive working relationship helping to see, as the title says, improving fortunes.

Edinburgh came in last February and ensured the Gills stayed in League 1, since then with the added support from Scally has helped the club end the year very much in the promotion mix.

Talking to the BBC the boss highlighted this friendship that’s build up.

‘The big thing for me was the chairman moved back to the country and we were able to build up a friendship and a relationship. He is supportive of me and when it hasn’t gone right, he has been good.’

With business interests in Dubai most of Scally’s time has previously been spent out of the country but this has changed with Edinburgh adding that he’s helped ‘give him a lift’ when needed and get him ‘focused and back on track’ when needed. Not that the boss needs much of this as he’s one that ‘will always apply pressure’ on himself anyway as he’s got ‘great expectations’ of himself.

Gillingham come into the New Year off the back of three successive wins with the Gills in third place but only a point off league leaders Walsall.

He finished by saying the club have overachieved, something he’s said before, but with promotion still on past the midway point he wants to maintain this, which if the winning ration he’s achieved so is maintained for the remainder of the season that should be enough for a play-off place at least.

‘Once you get yourself in a position that you are, you don’t want to let that go. I feel with the form and consistency we have shown, we can continue. But I have always said there will be some times that this group lose their way, have some bumps and dips. We haven’t had that as yet. In my time here I think I am not far short of a 50 percent win ratio. That would take us to the play-offs at least.’

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