Yes we know it is very early doors to be talking about Gillingham FC’s chances of promotion next season, but we are excited and hopeful in the same breath that Steve Evans can do the business.
Love him or loathe him as a manager Evans has a good track record of getting clubs out of the lower leagues.
Sunderland are bookies early favourites at 6/4 to get out of the league, followed by Ipswich and Portsmouth.
Bookies are offering anywhere from 10-1 to as much as 16-1. A few bookmakers who offer the 16-1 see Gillingham as one of the clubs most likely to be in the relegation battle along with Bury, Bolton and Accrington.
We watch the transfer window with baited breath to see if Evans and Scally can bring in any players that will offer hope and excitement for next season. The recent capture of goal keeper Jack Bonham is certainly interesting without being spectacular. Jack, who stands at 6’4, comes in as a replacement for Tomas Holy who signed for Ipswich Town last week.