Pennock In At Gillingham

Last updated : 04 January 2017 By CNS Sport

League One side Gillingham FC have appointed Ady Pennock as their head coach.

Pennock, a former Gills player, replaces Justin Edinburgh who was sacked by Chairman Paul Scally on Tuesday after defeats to local rivals Millwall and at home to Oxford United on Monday.

Pennock, who has managed at Welling and Forest Green Rovers, will be assisted by Steve Lovell and Jamie Day.

"I am convinced they will enhance the performances of the first-team squad going forward," said Gillingham chairman Paul Scally to his club's website.

"The current squad is the most expensive in the history of Gillingham Football Club. It has enormous potential and is capable of achieving great success over the remainder of the season and beyond.

"I fully appreciate this has been a difficult few days for supporters. However, based on the playing performance over the previous calendar year, that of 14 wins out of 48 league games, and only eight victories from 25 matches this season, I felt a change was necessary to ensure that the club achieves the best possible position it can after the final 21 fixtures of this campaign."